L. Jean Rader, 82, of Clyde, died peacefully Thursday, June 28, 2007, in The Gardens in Clyde.
Mrs. Rader was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Clyde, to Oliver P. and Hazel (Beigh) Gruver, now deceased. She graduated from Clyde High School in 1943. She was a 50+ member of First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the evening circle and voted Woman of the Year. She was also a long time member of the History and Records Committee, the coordinator of the church dining room, Sunday school member, Clyde Eastern Star member, the coordinator of the Red Cross Bloodmobile at the church, a charter member of the Northern Buckeye Sweet Adelines and a member of their board. Jean had been a clerk at the former Gift Box and Jennings Pharmacy prior to her retirement.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda (George) Abdoo of Fremont and Carol (Kenneth) Winke of Clyde; son, Jeffrey Dale Rader of Bowling Green, Ohio; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard D. Rader, whom she married Jan. 20, 1945 and who died April 12, 1991; two brothers, Homer and Blake Gruver; a sister, Ethel Bishop; and infant twin siblings.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church, Clyde, with the Rev. Dennis Rinehart officiating. Burial will be in St. Jacob Cemetery, rural Republic.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church; or Hospice of Heartland in Tiffin.
Condolences may be sent to auxterfuneralhomes.com.