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James 'T' Roden


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Posted Online: March 14, 2014, 5:30 pm
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James "T" Theadore Roden, 84, of Colona, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Banner Baywood Medical Center, Mesa, Ariz.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, where East Moline American Legion Post 227 will conduct military honors. Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established.
James was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Winfield, Ala., son of Olen Sr. and Frances Stephenson Roden. He retired in 1986 from John Deere Parts Distribution Center in Milan as an auditor. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Beverly Jean Lindley on Sept. 17, 1955, in Colona.
"T" enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing golf. Tinkering in the community wood shop while wintering in Arizona for the past 10 years gave him great pleasure. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Beverly; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Pat Burke, Mesa, Denise and Brian Keegan, Matthews, N.C., and Jamie and Jim Olson, Ramsey, Minn.; grandchildren, Jim and Aaron Burke, Hannah Keegan (fiance James DelaRiva), Slater Keegan and Brooke and Austin Olson; great-granddaughter, Maylyn Gail; brother, Olen Roden Jr., Guin, Ala.; and son-in-law, Randy Minor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Pam Minor; and four brothers.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.














 



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