Dona Roode, age 99, departed for Heaven Sunday, January 14, 2018, from the home of her daughter, Norma Hughes Songer in Muncie, IN.
She was born December 23, 1918, to Lewis and Armendia (Stacy) Gayheart of Perry County, KY. She was a member of Gallagher Missionary Baptist Church in Gallagher, WV.
She is survived by children: Norma Hughes Songer, husband Don, Gaston, IN; Roy Roode, Detroit, MI; and Timothy Roode, Gallagher, WV.
She was preceded in death by both parents and two husbands, Dan Hughes and Okey Roode; two children, Sandra K. Hughes Pack and Rosalie Hughes Songer; four brothers, Jim, Sam, Robert and Georgia Gayheart; two sisters, Susie Brandenburg and Edna Quinten; and one granddaughter, Rita J. Songer Clock
Surviving grandchildren include: Steve Songer, wife Denise, of Auburn, IN, Anita Kay Oliver, husband Doug, of Muncie, IN, Samuel Songer, wife BonnieJo, of Davenport, FL, Robert Songer, wife Nicki, of Portland, IN, Rhonda Songer Clubs, partner Russ Hodges, of Portland, IN, Jonathan Roode, wife Niki, of Gallagher, WV; great-grandchildren: Bradley Songer and wife Jennifer, Rachel Clupper, David Gaddis and wife Jennifer, Douglas Firestone and wife Kerrie, Joseph Clock, Jason Clock and wife Susan, Jacob Songer and wife Lauren, Justin Songer and wife Erica, BJ Clubs, Nicki Compton and partner James Wagner, Jonathan Clubs and wife Casey, Erica Guntle, Quentin Guntle, Hunter Edwards, Skyler Roode, Brooklyn Roode, Lexus Roode, Xavier Roode, Shayla Sparkman; and great - great - grandchildren: Matthew Clupper, Noah Firestone, Lucas Firestone, Morgan Gaddis, Dylan Gaddis, Hunter Songer, Daemon Songer, Christian Clubs, Kiah Compton, Christopher Compton, Malena Compton, Cegan Compton, Kyann Clubs, Uriah Clock, Braxton Clock, Myah Phillips, Jace Phillips.
Funeral services are 5 p.m. Saturday, January 20, at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Tiger Hicks
officiating. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home. Burial will occur at 10 a.m. Monday, January 22, at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, WV.
O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.