8/31/12 — Betty Levonne Rodenberg Taylor

Betty  Levonne Rodenberg Taylor passed away on Aug 26, 2012 at McArthur Manor in Manchester,  TN.

She was born on August 31, 1926 in Randolph County, Illinois to her parents,  George Washington Rodenberg and Mauda Louima Ningler Rodenberg who predecease  her. In addition to her parents, Betty is predeceased by her husband John Fowler  Taylor.

She is survived by her daughter Beverly Allison Taylor Vetter and  son-in-law Norman Kolbe Vetter of Manchester, TN as well as her three  granddaughters Brooksany Vettergreen of Haverhill, MA; Holly Vetter of Las  Vegas, NV; and Autumn Vetter of Nashville, TN.

Betty graduated from Jewish  Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO in 1947, having attended as part of  the U.S. government’s Cadet Nurse Program, which trained nurses for wartime  service. Her great love was public health, especially the areas of women’s  health and childhood immunizations. She worked for the Coffee County Health  Department as a Public Health nurse for 24 years.

Betty was skilled in sewing,  and particularly enjoyed making clothing and apparel for her family and friends.  She was also a very talented cook, and was especially drawn to international  cuisine from areas where her husband’s military travel had taken her family.  Betty was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and served locally as an  officer and also as Fifth District Auxiliary President.

Betty was a long time  member of Manchester First United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the  adult choir for many years. She also taught children’s Sunday school and served  on various church committees.

For the last two years, Betty was a resident of  McArthur Manor assisted living facility in Manchester and truly felt love for  her extended “family” of friends and caretakers there.

Visitation with the  family will be on Thursday evening, August 30, 2012 from 5:00 p.m.until 8:00  p.m. at Central Funeral Home.

A Graveside Service will be conducted on Friday,  August 31, 2012 at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Reverend Neal Glass  officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to  St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. For information please visit: http://www.stjude.org/waystohelp.

Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.