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Elvan "Al" Earl Roderick

June 25, 1930 — June 10, 2022

Elvan "Al" Earl Roderick

Elvan Earl “Al”  Roderick, 91, of Farmington, passed away June 10, 2022, at Country Meadows. He was born June 25, 1930, in Wortham, to the late Wilford Jack and Ethel Verna (Crump) Roderick.  Elvan was owner and operator of Roderick Florist for 25 years. He purchased Lutes Flower Shop in 1963 and operated the florist until 1988. He is a member of the Mineral Area Iris and Daylily Society, Deacan Emeritus at First Baptist Church in Desloge, and Past Master member of St. Francois Masonic Lodge #234 AF&AM.

            Elvan grew orchids and hybridized iris and daylilies. Many of these are growing in the gardens at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Over the years he was awarded many regional and national awards, including the Prestigious Dykes Medal for the best iris nationally in 1983 for Ruffled Ballet.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Pauline; his parents; daughter in infancy, Michelle; brothers Charley, Leo, Paul, Leonard, and Glen Roderick; sister, Helen Marie Skaggs.

Elvan is survived by his three children, Charlotte Debbie (Darell) Thurston, Susan (Don) Weitzel, Greg Roderick and Alan Bennett; grandchildren, Darren (Renee) Thurston, Doug Thurston and Christina, Rebecca (John) Hacker, Eve (Mike) Obenauer, Jesse (Jessica) Weitzel; great-grandchildren, Tucker, Sawyer, Paisley, Callie, Kinley, Jaron, Khloe, Colin, Hadley, Sadie, Lucy, Morgan, Rigel, Leyna, Mike, Karissa, and Knox; and many nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM.  Pastor Bradford Laubinger will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Bismarck Masonic Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Masonic Home, 6033 Masonic Dr., Suite A, Columbia, MO 65202. (800-434-9804)

 

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