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.