Beverly (Apperson) Rodak of Louisville, Ohio passed away peacefully February 16th, 2023. Beverly, 83, was born in Canton, Ohio. Her husband, George Rodak, the love of her life and constant companion since high school, preceded her in death in 2021. Surely, they’re now walking hand in hand down the streets of gold in eternity. George and Beverly would have celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. Beverly was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all she met. Her exuberant personality made her a stranger to no one. She would meet and greet everyone as if she had known them all her life. Beverly and her husband, George, attended the Louisville Baptist Temple and raised their 6 children in the love of the Lord. They also were foster parents and had lifelong influences on 27 different children in need of a temporary loving family. Beverly loved them as if they belonged to her forever. She was certainly blessed with the gifts of Love and Hospitality! Beverly was not only a mother to all, but she was also in sales for nearly 40 years. Many businesses in Stark County will remember her as the lady who sold them calendars, pens and any promotional products they needed. She was more of a friend to them, rather than a salesperson, and many still remember her and ask about her. Beverly is preceded in death by her husband George Rodak, her parents Floyd and Esther Apperson,) George’s Parents, Michael (Anne) Rodak, her son Rick Rodak, and her grandson Morgan Gray. Also preceding her was brother Ronnie (Kathy) Apperson, sister Evelyn((Earl)Leiter, Brother-in Law, Ed Rodak and her niece, Charlotte Loar. Beverly is survived by her many remaining family members who will miss her deeply. Son, Ron (Becky) Rodak, Daughters, Renee (Peter) Gray, Rhonda (Paul) Conrad, Rina (Joe) Ridgway, Heather (Rick) Rodak, Robin (James) Gehlmann and Brother In Law Gerald (Diane) Rodak. Beverly was blessed with many “loves of her life” -17 grandchildren! The Grands blessed her more abundantly with 18 Greats! She loved her children so much. First Corinthians 13:13 sums up Beverly’s, Mom’s, Grandma’s, Great Grandma’s life. “…And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Forever the Mom, she needed her Faith daily. It sustained her. Forever serving Jesus, she always had Hope! She is with Jesus Christ now! So Faith is rewarded, Hope is Fulfilled & LOVE will go on Forever! That is why Love is the greatest of all, it goes on from generation to generation! Just as Christ gave up his life freely that we might have eternal life, Beverly gave her undying love that we might see in her the Love of God and accept that Faith and Hope that she had!
There will be a celebration of life and funeral service Saturday, Feb 25th, at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, Ohio. Calling hours 10a.m. -12noon- The service will begin at 12 noon-1pm. All family and friends are invited immediately after the services to Louisville Baptist Temple for lunch. Beverly will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Warstler Cemetery, Canton, OH. To honor Beverly with your memories, notes or condolences they can be left on the Stier/Israel Funeral Home Tribute Wall at their website, www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations instead to go to the Alzheimer’s Association. https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/ Lastly, our sincere thanks go to the staff at Tenderhearted Home Care, in Salisbury, North Carolina for the long-term care of our mother. Cathedral, Sharon S, Sharon C and our sister Renee who kept Mom in her home so these lovely ladies could care for her every day! Mom loved you and appreciated you all!
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