Leppert Mortuaries – Carmel

900 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, IN


Mary Jean Rodecker

November 24, 1924May 3, 2020

Jean Rodecker , age 95, a resident of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday May 3rd. Born November 24, 1924, she was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Willging and spent her childhood years in LeMars, Iowa. She attended the University of Michigan, receiving a Bachelor of Arts.

Jean was a deeply devoted member of St Pius X Catholic Church where she routinely attended daily mass and was an active volunteer of the church. She gave generously of her time to Easterseals Crossroads Center in the care of handicapped children and donating her time at the Indianapolis Symphony.

Jean had many interests including gardening, collecting and refinishing antique furniture. She also enjoyed golfing at Woodland Country Club with the ladies’ group and with her husband, Joe.

Jean was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Survivors include her two children, Carrie Pappas (George) and William Rodecker (Gail); 6 Grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Her husband Joseph and sister Betty preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on a date to be determined at St. Pius X Catholic Church. This date will be communicated in the parish Bulletin and website when public health policy allows.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Hearth at Windermere for their care of Jean.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to EasterSeals Crossroads.

Funeral arrangements are being arranged by Leppert Mortuary in Carmel. To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.


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Mary Jean Rodecker

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Maureen Foley

May 5, 2020

Dear Bill and Gail and Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful mom. We had some nice visits at St. Pius. It was always comforting to see both of your parents. May God give you strength and comfort now and in the days ahead.
With love,
Maureen Foley


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