November 29, 1928 – November 10, 2013
RODEHEAVER, Janet Little
Janet L. Rodeheaver, age 84, of Daytona Beach Shores, FL and Gainesville, FL passed away peacefully on Nov. 10. 2013. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, John D. Rodeheaver, Jr. She is survived by her two daughters, Karen Brannan (Art), Diane Griffin (Randy), five grandchildren Arthur (Anna), Daniel, Kelsey, Evan, and Bryce (Hailee) and 1 great granddaughter, Alayna. She was born on Nov. 29, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA. Her family moved to Miami Beach, FL in 1944. She graduated from Florida State University where she was a member of the FSU Flying High Circus and the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Janet married John on November 25, 1953 and they moved to Gainesville, FL. She was a loyal Seminole fan during her 31 years as a dedicated Professor of Medical Technology at the University of Florida. In 1985 she was awarded the Morton Wolfson Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Quality of Student Life on Campus. When she retired from the University of Florida in 1989, Janet was named Assistant Professor Emeritus. She was instrumental in starting Kappa Alpha Theta’s Delta Theta Chapter at the University of Florida in the early 1960’s. She helped to get the Chapter House built and spent many years as the House Corporation Treasurer.
After retiring, Janet and John moved to Daytona Beach Shores. She stayed active in her community and was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church, the Halifax River Yacht Club, Pilot Club, New Horizons, and the Museum of Arts and Sciences.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, 8740 Founders Row, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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October 28, 2014
Janet was my last living relative. Her grandmother and my grandfather were siblings and her father was best man at my parents wedding. RIP
October 24, 2014
Just seeing this in October of 2014. Mrs Rodeheaver was my professor at UF from 1980-1982. She was a wonderful teacher and role model. I have not forgotten her.
November 24, 2013
Karen and Diane,
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. I have so many fond memories of your Mom and Dad. I remember going to your house on 20th place after church, Daddy would say we won't stay long...well famous last words. We always ended up staying for dinner because we were having such a good time. God Bless you all!
Love, Libby & Mike McKee
Laura & Neil Buckley
November 23, 2013
Karen, Diane & Family,
Neil and I are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It's hard to realize that both your parents are gone, but they will always live on in your hearts and you will always have all the fond memories of your time together as a family.
Our parents were friends and we were friends as children in Gainesville. When my mother and daddy moved to Lake City they always kept in touch with your mom and dad and saw each other regularly. When your mom and dad moved to Daytona Beach Shores we would all get together when my daddy came to visit Neil and I.
When we were kids, I remember cook-outs we all used to have on 20th Place and how your dad knew how to cook a rare steak - Yum. He was a great cook and he and your mom were a really good team. We miss both of them and all the fun we had. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
November 19, 2013
Janet, you were always a gracious lady. Even when I said I was going to spend Christmas Eve at your house so I wouldn't miss Bryce's second Christmas. There are lots of good memories of you.