Kathy Ann Rodesiler
1956 - 2016
Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Rd
Columbia, SC

HOPKINS - Kathy Ann Rodesiler, 60, of Hopkins, South Carolina passed away May 13, 2016 at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Charleston, South Carolina. She was born on January 14, 1956 in Coldwater, Michigan to the late Robert and Marjorie (Adams) Rodesiler. Kathy was a proud US Army Veteran with 23 years of faithful and honorable service. After her retirement she continued serving by accepting a job with the South Carolina Youth challenge, for over 18 years, as a Master Sergeant Cadre and later a logistician. Kathy loved to travel and would get out on her trike and tour as much as she could and was a member of the Gold Wing Road Rider Association Chapter P in Lexington SC. She had a particular soft spot for animals and would take in all kinds of strays. She will be missed by those that love her and those she loved.

Kathy is survived by her spouse of 34 years, Hilda "Dusty" Ross; a sister, Vicky Meek (Mike) of Angola IN; a brother, John Rodesiler (Cheryl) of Angola IN; and her stepmother, Marge Rodesiler of Coldwater MI. She is also survived by her nieces, Aimee McVoy (Dave) of Roanoke IN, Holly Deem of Angola IN, Kristy Clawson (Matt) of Angola IN; nephews, Christopher Rodesiler (Christina) of Coldwater MI and Chad Rodesiler of Angola IN. Kathy also leaves behind her "adopted" children, Elise Causey, Loretta Jones and Danielle Kontak; and a very special friend, Edwina "Toni" Gurley.

A celebration of the life of Kathy will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at The National Guard Armory, TAG Auditorium, 1 National Guard Road, Columbia SC, 29201 with full military honors to be rendered. Interment services will be held at a later date and will be announced.

Memorials may be made to PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services), 221 N. Grampian Hills Rd. Columbia, SC 29223 or at https://www.paals.org.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com.

Published by The Daily Reporter on May 18, 2016.
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Dusty, Sylvia and I send our condolences on the passing of Kathy. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Michael and Sylvia Schulman
May 27, 2016
Dusty im praying for you at this difficult time may God continue to watch over you... Love ya Tiffany
Tiffany Grate
May 17, 2016
Jesus tells us what death is like at John 11:13.
May 17, 2016
Dusty, my heart goes out to you and the family. Kathy, as you know had a heart for everyone that she came in contact with. She was loved by ALL who knew her and will truly be missed.
Pam (Mason) Robinson
May 17, 2016
Kathy was a wonderful person. She helped so many people. She took exceptional care of her soldier family and her family of friends. She was the best Supply Sergeant in any unit I've ever been in. She often spoke lovingly of her family in Michigan. Dusty and the rest of the family I will be praying for you all.
Stephanie Hauser
May 17, 2016
To the family and friends of Kathy...I would like to say that she was one of the most professional and caring customers I have had the privilege to work with over the years. Kathy not only cared about her job, but she cared about the people she did it for as well. I am so sorry for your loss and I am sorry I did not know she was facing difficulties because I did not get to tell her how much she meant to me. So, I want to tell you that she was a very well respected person at our company and she will be missed. God bless you all during your time of grief. Sincerely, Sherrell Ott FSIoffice
Sherrell Ott
May 17, 2016
Offering our deepest sympathies at this time.
The Staff of Thompson Funeral Home
May 17, 2016
Kathy was a very special lady to a lot of people. She loved her wife, her friends, her family and her animals. She had the biggest heart and was one of the most unselfish people I've known. I've worked with her for 15 years outfitting the South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy. There she helped troubled kids grow up to become better men and women. She would come by work and tell me funny stories about her, Dusty, and all her buddies. She'd show me videos that kept me laughing! Oh, I will miss her dearly. God be with her and all who loved her. Rest in peace, Kathy. I'll never forget you. Love, Kim
Kim Palmer
May 16, 2016
Hilda, Our prayers are with you at this time. I know there will be much sadness in the coming days, weeks, and months. My prayer for you is that each sad thought is consumed by a memory of a great day together. Please remain active in the Chapter, and allow us to be your family.
Dalton Shull
May 16, 2016
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