J. Joan Ames Rodhe

Birth Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 1945
Date of Passing: 
Friday, May 8, 2020

WOOSTER - J. Joan Ames Rodhe, 74, of Wooster passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Wooster Community Hospital.

She was born October 13, 1945 in Washington Township, Ohio the daughter of Raymond and Jessie Rowe Ames.

Joan had worked several years at The College of Wooster before more recently working for RBB Systems, in Wooster, until her retirement in 2009. She enjoyed cooking, working at home and being outdoors. Joan most of all enjoyed her family and her dogs.

Surviving are her children, her son Steven (Sylvia) Kaser of Taylor, Texas, her son Philip (Elly) Kaser of Wooster, and her daughter Julie (Aaron) Mackey of Shreve; 4 granddaughters (3 in Texas and 1 in Orrville) and 3 great-grandchildren; her siblings Clara Crider of Millersburg, Martha Gilbert of Coshocton, Millie Greegor of Dalton, Barbara Mitchell of Wooster, Richard Ames of Wooster, Dale Ames of Killbuck, Luther Ames of Hudson, Florida, and Marsha Robinson of Navarre; and her good friend Roger Bevington.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her brothers William Ames and Bruce Ames; sisters Virginia Barnhart, Shirley Martin, Patricia Russell, and 3 infant sisters.

Private family services will be held.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.


Private family services will be held.


We love you, Joan. Forever in our hearts ❤️


The world is going to miss your beautiful smile and your sweet personality. RIP Jody.

The world is going to miss your beautiful smile and your sweet personality. RIP Jody.

So sorry for the loss of your mother Julie. A mom is so hard to lose, we will be thinking and praying for you in the coming days.

Joan was a special friend. I will miss her. Condolences to her family.


Oh this poked my heart so strongly just hearing this. My precious beautiful friend. I am so heartbroken to learn of this. She always carried such a beautiful smile. I will forever cherish the memories we shared and miss her dearly.

Joan was such a sweet and thoughtful neighbor. With love and my deepest sympathy to her family.

I remember her very well from RBB. She always had a smile whenever I stopped to chat with her. She will be missed by all.

Julie, I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

I’m so sad to have loss a wonderful friend. My heart goes out to all of her family. Joan will truly be missed by everyone who knew her and her puppies. Keep smiling my friend God need you now. Thinking of all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

I’m so sorry to hear about Joan passing! She was a neighbor to my family. My grandchild & I would visit when we passed by! She was truly a lovely, beautiful lady & sweet friend to know!

My deepest sympathies to your family for the loss of your loved one and a beautiful woman.

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