Betty Edith Rood
Janowiak Funeral Home Inc. - Ypsilanti
320 N. Washington
Ypsilanti, MI
Rood, Betty Edith 11/24/1924 - Superior Twp., Michigan Betty E. Rood passed away peacefully on July 13, 2021 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Betty was born on November 24, 1924 in Gladwin, Michigan, and was the daughter of Ludwig (Louie) Strohkirch and Edith Amanda Markle. She was the second-youngest of seven children, and had three brothers (Louis, Charles, and William) and three sisters (Helen, Margaret, and Edna), all of which preceded her in death. After graduating from Gladwin High School, she worked as a secretary at Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, MI. While she was serving on the gas rationing board during World War II, she met Reverend Sidney S. Rood whom she married on May 2, 1945. Prior to moving to Ypsilanti in 1958, Betty and her husband lived in Prudenville, MI where Rev. Sidney Rood founded All Saints Episcopal Church. Betty was an active member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, and enjoyed spending summers at Higgins Lake with her family. She is survived by three sons: Dr. Robert S. (Phyllis) Rood of Grand Rapids, MI, Peter G. Rood of Higgins Lake, MI and Stephen G. (Jill) Rood of Grosse Ile, MI; 4 grandchildren: Robert Michael (Cassandra) Rood of Grand Rapids, MI, Brian (Kari) Rood of St. Petersburg, FL, David (Lindsey) Rood of Grand Rapids, MI and Sarah Rood of Wyandotte, MI; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Sidney Rood and son Michael Rood. A funeral service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Ypsilanti on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11am. Interment will be with her husband at Hillsdale Cemetery in St. Clair, Michigan. "In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church in honor of Betty Rood"

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Published by Ann Arbor News from Jul. 15 to Jul. 18, 2021.
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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
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PETER, hope your mom's memorial service went well today; thinking of you and your family.
Barb Stauffer
July 20, 2021
We are sorry for the loss of you Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. I was always told I looked a lot like Aunt Betty. I was very pleased and proud to have her resemblance. I failed to mention today at the memorial how much your mother helped my mother Margaret Strohkirch. My mom had kidney failure and kidney transplants and spent months in Ann Arbor for treatment. Your mom came and visited her and did her weekly laundry. It gave my dad Charles Strohkirch peace of mind while he was miles away. We pray your memories will help you through this difficult time. Cheryl née Strohkirch and Leon Langridge
Cheryl Langridge
July 20, 2021
A steady and faithful mother and wife and member of the parish (St. Luke's). May angels receive her into the kingdom. The Reverend Jasper Green Pennington, retired rector of St. Luke's.
Jasper Green Pennington
July 18, 2021
Steve -
Thinking about you and your family as I read of the passing of your Mom. Even to this day, I carry the good fortune of having been your friend during our time at Ypsilanti Schools. Indeed you were inspiring to many of us with your approach to school and life, especially during those interesting times of the '60's. And to be sure, one of the legacies of your Mom is the character that she instilled in you, and which you in turn offered to all of us who were your friends. Your leadership by example for a pathway in life that was surely inspired by your parents is something that we can still draw on today. Now, at the time of her passing, I am thinking that you and your family are counting blessings for all of the many years that you have had with your Mom. Take care, old friend - Kirk
kirk profit
July 18, 2021
Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
The Staff of Janowiak Funeral Home, Inc.
July 15, 2021
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