Helen Veronica “Roni” Huser Rhoades Lake, 81, formerly of Hannibal, died late Friday evening, September 27, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, at Troy Manor in Troy.
Helen Veronica "Roni" Huser Rhoades Lake, 81, formerly of Hannibal, died late Friday evening, September 27, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, at Troy Manor in Troy.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. The Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lake was born January 15, 1932, in Hannibal, Mo., to Daniel M. and Roberta Johnson Huser.
She was first married to Carl Rhoades, who preceded her in death in 1975. She married Clarence E. Lake in 1977, and he preceded her in death in 1986.
Survivors include her son, Anthony L. "Tony" Rhoades (Linda), of Troy, Mo.; three grandchildren, Branham Lin Rosick (Jim), of O'Fallon, Mo.; Britney Ann Ruether (Marty) of Troy, Mo., and Hayden Daniel Landon Rhoades of Troy, Mo.; and five great-grandchildren, Alexander and Eva Rosick, John, Kate and Leo Ruether. Also surviving are one stepgranddaughter, Angela Garner Lynch; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Laken and Hunter Lynch of Hannibal.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert M. Huser; one sister, Emily (Huser) Sexton Fisher; one niece, Rebecca Sexton Ritter; and one stepdaughter, Dell Ann Lake Garner.
Mrs. Lake was employed for many years at Motorola in Quincy, Illinois, Western Printing in Hannibal, Mo., and also Diemakers in Palmyra. She also previously worked as a sales representative at Grand View Burial Park. Roni was graduate of the Class of 1950 from Hannibal High School.
She built a condo and moved to Wright City in 2001 to be close to her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she dearly adored. She was a thoroughly modern woman who loved shopping for everything, and loved to shop for clothes. She truly enjoyed cleaning and organizing her new home, and the convenience of shopping all over the St. Louis area with her granddaughters. She was an artist in many different ways. She loved gardening and maintaining the flowers in her yard, and she was a talented chef in her own right. Her cooking was beyond compare and she had numerous specialties. She made home decorating a hobby, and her new place was as pristine as a picture from a magazine. The beauty in her heart was reflected in how she dressed and the way she maintained and kept her home beautiful and comfortable. Roni was an extremely giving person. She was always ready to help friends and family whenever needed, as well as supporting many national charities and various organizations.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memory and Aging Project at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Hayden Rhoades, Jim Rosick, Marty Ruether, Kenny Kendall, Rick Skinner and Carl Treaster.
Honorary pallbearers will be Alexander Rosick and John Ruether.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.