Lori L. Rodman

May 07, 1958 ‒ December 10, 2017

Radnor, Ohio

Lori L. Rodman, age 59 of Radnor was received into the arms of her Heavenly Father, early Sunday morning, December 10, 2017 following a hard fought battle with cancer.

She was born on May 7, 1958 in Columbus to the late Emanuel E. Rogers Jr. and Rhoda M. (Jewell) Rogers. A graduate of Buckeye Valley High School in 1976, she also attended The Ohio State University.

In 1978 she married George Rodman her husband and partner in life for 39 years. Through thick and thin, together they made a home, raised their family, and operated their family farm. Described as a facilitator of her husband’s business interests, together they shared in many endeavors in addition to owning and operating the Rodman-Neeper Funeral Home, successors of the Bennett and Brown Funeral Home in Delaware until 2012.

She possessed the fortitude to figure things out on her own, from upholstering and sewing, to financial opportunities. Lori had a flair for flower gardening, quilting, and canning.

Strong in her faith, she was a member of Radnor Baptist Church, and bible study groups. She enjoyed a knack for decorating and was an artist with water colors.

An extraordinary wife and mother, Lori instilled a faith in her children, that they could conquer anything. Touching many lives, she made everyone special. She was the best.

In addition to her husband George, Lori is also survived by her treasured children Ross (Calley) Rodman of Radnor, Rachel (Eric) Dickens of Delaware, precious granddaughter Hadley Rodman, brother Mark (Mary) Rogers of London, and extended family.

Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware. Services celebrating her life will follow there at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday with Dr. Lucian Baker officiating.  Burial has taken place in Radnor Cemetery.

The family would appreciate and encourage memorial contributions be made to those charities closest to Lori’s heart: Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090 repairing cleft palates of young children in third world villages, Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202 providing livestock to third world countries, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607, no child should suffer a medical need.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Lori brought sunshine with her everywhere she went. A wonderful and well loved lady, she will be deeply missed. Our love & thoughts are with her and her family.

  • I knew Lori as a young woman and knew she would be a wonderful wife and mother. My prayers are with George and Ross and Rachel.

  • Lori was a wonderful woman who could do anything. Lori was loved by all and always will be. I am thankful to have had her in my life. Love you Lori!

  • I know God puts Angels on earth just by the presence of Lori in our lives. I first knew Lori in grade school and have been honored that she has been my nephew’s mother-in-law. We will certainly miss her at family gatherings and I will always remember her fondly. See you later, Lori!

  • George and family I was so sorry to hear about Lori’s passing and you know that she’s resting in the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ Rhino line Lori was always very kind and caring

  • Our heartfelt sympathy to you George, Ross and Rachel as well as the entire family. Our loss, heavens gain. Blessings.
    Pastor Jim and Pam Will

  • I am very saddened with the news of Lori’s passing. Although she may not be with us in human body form, she will live on in the hearts of those she left behind. Rest in peace, Lori.

  • Dear Family of Lori, I enjoyed the brief times I had with Lori in Bible Study Fellowship this year. Lori had a sweetness and glow about her. I was looking forward to knowing her better. Heaven is sweeter for her joining the beloved. So I am still looking forward to seeing her! May the comfort of the Lord Jesus Christ cover you all at this time. In Jesus, Victoria Bell

  • Very saddened to hear about the loss of Lori. She was a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers to all her family & friends during this difficult time and throughout the holiday season. God bless.
    The Waltons & The Stovers

  • George. So very sorry for your loss and that of the rest of the family. Sending thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  • We are all better people for having Lori in our lives…Kind and gentle strength…Always a loving heart…Unwavering faith in God and devotion to family…Blessings and prayers for George, Ross and Rachael…

  • Very sorry to hear of your loss and prayers coming for support. She was always So nice to our whole family. Respect and rest in peace.

  • We are very sorry for your loss – our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    US Properties Group, Inc.

  • We are so very sorry to hear of Lori’s passing. Though we know she has gone to a heavenly reward, she will be so missed here on earth. May God be with you all in the days ahead and may the many wonderful memories of Lori be held close in your hearts.

  • Lori was a good friend all the way through school and her and George remained friends after school as well. Well it will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about the Liss of Lori. She was such a kind girl. She aged so graceful, always looking like the smiley high school girl. Cancer takes too many good ones. Sadly another good human being. My best to the entire family.

  • Dear Rodman family,
    I am very sad to hear of the loss of Lori. When I think of her I see her kind spirit and sweet smile. We were Buckeye Valley “moms” with kids in the same grades and worked on in the PTO. My sincere condolences to George, Ross, Calley, Rachel and Eric.
    May Jesus bring you all of the comfort you need in the days ahead. Prayers for you all.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. The Rodman family was the first family to be my friends with our entire family when we moved to Radnor. So many memories off River rd. Lori was a beautiful woman inside and out and will truly be missed. Thought and prayer go out to you all George, Ross and Rachel!

  • We are so sorry to hear about Lori, may all of you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    John & Carolyn Russell

  • My heartfelt sympathies to George and Family! Always remember the positive blessings she shared on this earthly plane. May Love and Peace be with you always.
    I will always remember my days showing horses with Lori. Deb Steele

  • My heart is sad. May you all find ears to listen, arms to hold you and memories to sustain you. RevLinda

  • Saying goodbye to a loved one is one of the hardest things we as humans are given to do. Lori was such a beautiful soul, so kind and giving. So very sorry for the loss of her presence to you George, her children, granddaughter, family & friends. May we all keep our fond memories of Lori in our hearts & minds as she is resting in peace in her heavenly home.

  • George, Ross, Rachel, Mark and family: We are very sad for your loss and pray you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. We first met Lori at Mark and Mary’s wedding in Indiana. She was always kind and welcoming. We know you will miss her!