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.
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