Betty Joe Roderick, 46, daughter of Kenneth and Mildred Herndon Spencer, was born Aug. 5, 1955, at Salem. She died June 26, 2002, at her home at Rogersville. A 1973 graduate of Houston High School, she received her bach-elor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, an associate of arts degree from East Central College at Union and a master’s in education from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. She married Phillip Leslie Roderick May 4, 1973. Mrs. Roderick was a member of the First Baptist Church at Rogersville, where she was active in many clubs. She was a teacher at the Willard Schools for many years. She was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Spencer. Surviving are her husband of the home; one son, Jared Roderick of Ozark; two daughters, Lori Pace and Jana Roderick of Rogersville; her parents of Salem; her grandmother, Gladys Spencer of Salem; two brothers, Glen Spencer of Salem and Paul Spencer of Raymondville; one grandson and a close friend, Linda Spencer of Springfield. Memorial services were June 29 at the First Baptist Church in Rogersville under the direction of Preston-Marsh Funeral Home of Rogersville. Memorials may be made to the Fist Baptist Church of Rogersville music department. “

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