Eldora Shirley (Ball) Rogers Redenz, 76, of Eagle Rock, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.
She was born Jan. 19, 1934, in a log house near Mano (Smallwood Hollow), the daughter of Ethel and Edith (Carter) Ball. On Nov. 25, 1957, she was united in marriage to Gene Byron Rogers, who preceded her in death in 1986. On Oct. 25, 1991, in Eagle Rock, she married Gerald "Jerry" Redenz, who died Oct. 14, 2003. Others preceding her in death were her parents and one step-grandchild.
Survivors include: one stepson, Joseph Redenz and his wife, Tina, of Greer, South Carolina; two stepdaughters, Jerri Laitenen, of Utah, and Jeanine Schnelle and her husband, Michael, of Stillwater, Okla.; two brothers, Varl Ball, of Eagle Rock, and Jimmie Ball, of Seneca; two sisters, Geneva Indermuehle, of Holts Summit, and Patricia Pettigrew, of Dixon Springs, Tenn.; and three stepgrandchildren.
She grew up in Eagle Rock. She received her education at Munsey Eagle Rock Elementary and graduated from Cassville High School. In 1953, she attended Southwest Baptist University at Bolivar for one year. She then transferred to SMS (now MSU) for a year. In 1963, she received her master's degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. She began her teaching career in a one-room school house in Andrew County. As the districts consolidated, she remained in that area, retiring from the Savannah R-III School District after 32 years of teaching. For several years she was librarian for the Eagle Rock Community Center and also helped with Meals On Wheels in the Eagle Rock area. She was a member of Roaring River Baptist Church at Eagle Rock.
Graveside services were held Monday at Munsey Cemetery, Eagle Rock, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Contributions may be made to Roaring River Baptist Church in her memory.
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