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Martha Rodney

June 14, 2019

Burial Date: June 19, 2019

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Martha Rodney

June 14, 2019

Martha Rodney, 85, of Scranton, formerly of Springbrook Township, went home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2019.

She was the daughter of the late Clare W. Sr. and Minnie Webb Dutter.  She was born on September 12, 1933 in Thornhurst, PA and lived for most of her life in Springbrook Township, PA.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Clare (Joe) Dutter of Kunkletown, PA, Albert Dutter of Madisonville, PA, and Harry Dutter of Springbrook, as well as a sister, Loretta Valvano LaCapra of Scranton, PA.

Surviving is a brother, Peter F. Dutter of Springbrook, PA.  She was the wife of the late John B. Rodney, Sr. and was preceded in death by her son John B. Rodney, Jr. of Quenomo, Kansas.  Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Detz of Scranton, PA and her husband Jack, with whom she had been living for a number of years, a son, Joseph P. Rodney of Winnemucca, Nevada, three grandsons: Jay Rodney, Jason Rodney, and Timothy Rodney, four great grandsons, and several nieces and nephews and their families.

She worked as a meat-packer in her early years and a companion for the infirmed and elderly in her later years, including Josephine Detz.  She served the Lord faithfully, teaching various children’s Bible groups, cleaning the church, driving the church van, caring for children, helping others, and working wherever there was a need.

She gave generously of her time, talent, and resources throughout her life.  Her love touched many lives, and her church, faith in God, and family have always been her sources of courage and strength. She was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend throughout her life, giving of herself wherever possible, and she will be dearly missed.

In the past, she attended Crossroad Assembly of God Church in Elmhurst for many years, and most recently was a part of Radical Faith Fellowship Church, Scranton, where the services will be held.  Friends may visit the church on Tuesday evening from 7 – 9 pm.  The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 11 am, with Pastor Ron Liples conducting the service. Interment will be at Maple Lake Cemetery in Springbrook Township, with Pastor Judy Schmidt conducting the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Martha Rodney’s name may be sent to the church, Radical Faith Fellowship, Rear 214 West Market Street in Scranton.

Arrangements by the Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 74 North Main Street, Carbondale, under the direct guidance of Andrew A. Yurkanin Jr., funeral director.

To offer an online condolence, visit the funeral home’s website.