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Nancy Lee (Muma) Rood, age 83, of Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Nancy was born in Detroit, MI, on April 3, 1935, to the late Clair and Carmen (Muller) Muma.

Nancy graduated from Godwin Heights High School with the class of 1953. On June 19, 1954, she married the love of her life, Willard “Bill” Duane Rood in Wyoming, MI. Nancy worked a number of years as a librarian for the Kent County Library System as well as Byron Center and Godwin Schools.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, Bill and their four children, Randall (Susan) Rood, Gregory Rood MD, Elizabeth (Paul) Hoppenrath, Jane (Todd) Young; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and sister, Judy (John) McKenzie.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; great-grandson, Lucas Michael Lemke; and in-laws, Mabel (Lawrence) McLenithan and Reo (Josephine) Rood.

Per Nancy’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be celebrated this summer with the date to be announced.

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  1. Jane Young on February 8, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    May my Mother find her Heavenly Home with our Lord. May she be made whole and perfect in mind, body and spirit.
    May she laugh joyously and fall into her own Mother’s waiting arms, something she has longed to do for so long.
    The greatest gift my Mother gave me was life. Because of that, I have my husband Todd, and three beautiful children, Lauren, Samuel and Jacob. The greatest joys of my life! Thank you Mother, you too Dad! Lol.
    May those who loved her best, and mourn for her loss, be comforted and strengthened.

  2. René on February 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Sending love and light to your family at this difficult time.

  3. Lois Doolittle on February 11, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I will miss Nancy she was a best friend,heart sister we laughed together, cried together,secrets and great conversation. She was a great wife and mom. I love you Nancy.

    Love Lois

  4. Bill and Linda Sturm on February 11, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Our sympathy in your time of sorrow.

  5. Tom & Sheila Markoski on February 12, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Our hearts were saddened when we learned of Nancy’s passing. She was such a giving and thoughtful person. She will be missed. We will keep you Bill and family in our thoughts as you process this huge loss from your lives. Tom & Sheila Markoski

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