ROANOKE, Va. -- Miss Anne Kolb Roddey, 86, died Monday, April 7, 2008.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2008, at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Richardson officiating. Inurnment will be private in the family plot at Laurelwood Cemetery.
Miss Roddey was born in Rock Hill, S.C., the only child of William Joseph "Joe" Roddey Jr., and Mary Kolb Roddey. She was a member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill. She earned her B.S. degree from Queens College, where she received the Bothwella-Graham Philosophy Award. She earned her MA degree from Columbia University in voice and music education. She also studied voice in Italy and Germany. Miss Roddey was a retired voice educator who had studios in Southern Pines, N.C., and in Roanoke, Va. She also taught voice at Stratford College in Danville, Va., was an assistant professor of voice at Southwest Missouri State and was the organist at Rocky Mount Christian Church from 1976 to 1986. She was a member of the General James Breckenridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and founding Vice President of the Southwest Virginia Opera Society, now known as Opera Roanoke.
Miss Roddey is survived by Kenneth Donnalley; Mrs. Robert Dyer; many members of the Roddey, Dowd, Dunlap and Jones families; and many good friends.
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The family suggests memorials be made to your favorite charity.
Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel is serving the Roddey family. Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.