Delores Rodine, 89, formerly of Gothenburg died December 5, 2022 at the Callaway Good Life Center.
Delores Darlene Bailey was born in a sod house east of Arnold, Nebraska, within the community of Pleasant Hill. She was the last of 13 children born to Walter and Josephine Bailey on the family farm. She had many fond memories of life on the farm. Singing and music were a big part of entertainment for this big family. The family moved from the farm into Gothenburg where she attended High School and graduated in 1951. During high school, she worked in cafes in Brady and Gothenburg. After high school, she took a job with First State Bank. At that time, she met and married Wallace Rodine in 1953. Wallace was drafted into the Army shortly afterward. While stationed in Oklahoma, their first daughter, Kristie, was born. After discharge from the Army in 1955, they returned to Gothenburg and took over the family farm north of town in the New Hope community. Delores settled in and began her new career as a farmer’s wife. Another daughter Angie and son Randy were born. Raising her children became her number one priority. She was always busy cooking for the kids and the hired men that were working on the farm. Delores went back to work after Kristie and Angie moved away and continued working until her mid 70’s. She moved into the town of Gothenburg in the mid 1980’s.During these times, she worked as kitchen help and caregiver in private homes in the area. She put in many long hours helping those who needed her compassion and caring touch, which gave her a lot of pride and satisfaction. She moved into a smaller house on Avenue D, then to an apartment by the hospital. It was decided that she needed more assistance and moved into the Good Life Center in Callaway. She enjoyed watching old westerns and sermons on her television. She bounced back after many setbacks that she encountered during her life, due to her strength and faith. She welcomed anyone and everyone with open arms and never let anyone leave her house hungry. Delores was saved in Christ as a young girl and continued her love of God throughout her life. She was involved in the New Hope Church by teaching Sunday School and Ladies Aid Service.
Delores is survived by Wallace Rodine of North Platte, daughter Angie (Shawn) Henley of CA, son Randy of TX, son-in-law Joe Bartlett of Cozad, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Grandchildren are Marissa (Todd) Teske of MN, Brody Bartlett of Lincoln, Brandon Herzog of TX, Ashley (Bobby) St. Aubin of TX, Courtney (Jordan) Tyrrell of TX, Chase Henley of CA, and Braxton (Grace) Henley of AR. Great Grandchildren are Harlow and Lazarus Teske of MN, and Brock and Taya Tyrrell of TX.
Delores is proceeded in death by Mother, Father, 12 siblings, and daughter Kristie Bartlett.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Monday, December 12, 2022, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm with the family present from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Services will be held at Cornerstone Bible Church, Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 10:30 am with Pastor Scott Newman officiating.
Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Gothenburg Senior Center.