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Rose Marie Yoder

Rose Marie Yoder, known to family and friends as Roe, passed away peacefully Nov. 8, 2023, surrounded by family. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandma and true friend and confidant to many. Her outlook on life was simple: Be kind, think about others and, most importantly, be happy. Her laugh and smile exemplified those qualities.

Roe was born May 7, 1929, in Grosse Pointe, to Gustave and Rose Marie Schroeder. She graduated from Grosse Pointe High School with aspirations of attending college, but instead fell in love with Richard “Dick” Yoder Sr. In 1954, they married and began their life together in St. Clair Shores.

Roe lived a full and vibrant life, finding joy in cooking, reading and volunteering in the community. She particularly loved playing tennis and bridge, as well as entertaining family and friends. She was a huge fan of classic movies and never missed any starring Frank Sinatra. Dick and Roe both looked forward to spending their summers in Michigan, boating with friends in the Great Lakes region, and winters at their condo in Florida, cherishing moments with friends in Hillsboro Beach.

She is survived by her children, Patrice Yoder, Richard Yoder Jr. (Ann) and Nancy Obey (Larry); grandchildren, Logan Obey, Lauryn Obey and Mia Yoder; nephew, Tom Chwieroth Sr.; grandniece, Christy West (Pat) and grandnephew, Tom Chwieroth Jr. (Veronica). She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Yoder Sr.; sister, Patricia Costa; and niece, Cheryl Chwieroth.

Friends and acquaintances referred to Roe as a kind and classy lady. She will remain an inspiration to them all as a forward-thinking woman of her generation.

Roe requested no memorial service, but simply wanted to be remembered fondly in the years to come by all who knew her. She will live forever in their hearts.