Carol W. RADER

News Death Notice

RADER, Carol W. 73, of Springfield, passed away Sunday November 11, 2012. She was born July 6, 1939 in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Adolph and Josephine Willman and was preceded in death her parents and husband William M. Rader Jr. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William "Wuzzer" and Edith Rader of Stafford, Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, Kirsten and David Zuckerman of La Jolla, California; sister, Sr. Pauline Marie Willman of Buffalo, New York; and five grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth Rader, William Morton Rader IV, Sarah Avery Rader, Samantha Faye Zuckerman and Paige Mercer Zuckerman. Carol was very active since arriving in Springfield in 1969 with her husband Bill and their two children. She was passionate about many things, first and foremost her family and friends, service to others, the arts, and golf. Professionally, Carol was an accomplished student and instructor at the collegiate level, teaching at Clark State Community College, Wright State University, and The Ohio State University; all while earning advanced degrees in Business Management, and Production and Operations Management. She was also involved in many service and social organizations, most recently Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Springfield Foundation, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and Monday Afternoon Club. She was also a skilled golfer that participated in tournaments around the state and earned the title of the Springfield Country Club Champion. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Covenant Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Limestone Street with Rev. Raymond Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Springfield Foundation or a . You may express condolences to the family at


Published in Springfield News-Sun from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15, 2012