Geraldine Grace Pugh Roode, 79 of Diana passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at her home. She was born December 8, 1933 in Hacker Valley to Bernard W. and Lula McCartney Pugh and lived the majority of her life in Webster County. She was a homemaker, an avid reader, enjoyed bird watching, growing and nurturing house plants, sewing and embroidery, and baking bread. She participated in the Farmer's Market selling her breads, rolls, and candy until her health prohibited her from doing so. She also exhibited her baked goods at the Webster County Fair and won several blue ribbons. She was very self-sufficient and was able to do anything she set her mind to do.
Geraldine is survived by her sons Mikael (Beverly) Roode of Bolair and Edwin "Eddie" Roode of Diana; daughter Linda K. Hall of Webster Springs; brother Bernard W. Pugh, Jr. of Buckhannon; sisters Agnes Bleigh of French Creek, Lyvonne Funkhouser of Barnesville, OH, Delores (Patty) Jordan of Buckhannon, Frances Quinn, Barbara Quinn, Sharon B. Pugh, and Patricia (Robert) Barbe all of Hacker Valley; grandchildren Dwayne (Christy) Hall, Amy (Jon) Miller, Kristopher (fiancAC.e' Ashley Crowe) Roode, and Jonathan Roode; great-grandchildren Destini, Spencer, Kristopher Jr., Damian, Kaylee, Ashlyn-Lou, Natalie, and Caden; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Roode whom she married September 14, 1953; her parents; granddaughter Laura Hall Crouse; and sister Lucille and husband Clyde Barbe.
Friends may join the family for visitation on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 1:00 PM at the Funeral Home with Rev. Curt Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Ware Cemetery, Brake Mountain, Hacker Valley.