Waneta M. Rodgers

Waneta M. Rodgers 97, was born August 7, 1924, near Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Eugene C. and Vernice Lee (Wages) Baler.  She was a high school graduate. 

   On February 13, 1959, Waneta was united in marriage with Richard P. Rodgers.  Over the years she was employed by Newton Manufacturing as a clerk, retiring in 1980.  She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and friends. 

   Waneta passed from this life on Monday, June 20, 2022, at the MercyOne Newton Medical Center.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sharolyn and Carrol Wheatcraft; her three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two step-sons: Larry Rodgers and Steve Rodgers; a sister-in-law Marge  VerShur; and her many extended family and friends. 

   She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Richard on December 27, 2005.   

   A time of remembrance and a graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Newton Memorial Park Cemetery, conducted by Pastor Bob Simons.  No visitation is planned.  Pence – Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Waneta’s family or a charity of your choosing.