Roma Darline Rodriquez
January 21, 1929 - July 11, 2013
Roma Darline Wilson of LaPlata was called home to be with her Lord on July 11, 2013. Roma was born January 21, 1929, the first of four children of Babe and Mary Newkirk Wilson. Roma was born at home near LaPlata and she attended rural area schools where many times her mother was her teacher. Roma attended high school in LaPlata.
On October 2, 1946, Roma married Gail Wood and to this union seven children were born. Gail preceded her in death on January 1, 1971.
Roma married George Rodriquez on February 2, 1978 and George preceded her in death on July 13, 2010.
Roma was also preceded in death by her parents.
Roma is survived by her seven children, Glenn (Karen) Wood; Gene (Judy) Wood; Charla (Tom) Cupp; Tamera (Kenneth) Wright; Betty Lu (Jimmie) Moore; Jerry Lee (Penny) Wood; Mishel (John) Beever.
Also surviving are her grandchildren, “the dirty dozen”, Kayla (Matthew) Belt, Kelcey (Ralph) Smith, Jeanie (Jake) McLin, Jason (Jaimee) Wood, Shannon (Josh) Garnett, Shane (Rebecca) Cupp, Nickie Bingham, Jerry Ronald Graves, Jamie Graves, Brandon (Libby) Wood, Afton (Josh) Bond, Candy (Jason) Robinson.
Dear to Roma’s heart were her twenty-eight great-grandchildren: MaKay and Baylon Belt; Weston and Logan Smith; Katlynn and Keaton McLin; Alexis and Kierstin Wood; Chase, Makenzie, and Alexandra Cupp; Kennedy Garnett; Brittaney, Bryce, and Brianna Bingham; Hunter, Lane and Timberlin Graves; Camrie Feinberg, Kohyn, Kooper, and Kail Wood; Saylor, Scout, and Baya Bond; Gavin and Presley Miranda and Jax Robinson.
Roma felt very blessed to be able to welcome her first great-great-grandchild and the fifth generation of the family, Kinzlee Kay Bingham, on May 30, 2013.
Also surviving are her sister Glenna (Bill) Daniel, brothers Lewis (Betty) Wilson, Charles (Carol) Wilson and several nieces and nephews.
Roma was a long time member of Community Presbyterian Church. Roma was well known for her baked goods and wonderful cooking. She cooked for the community by working in numerous cafes. She along with her family enjoyed many days as members of the LaPlata Saddle Club. The little white house on East Sanders Street was overfilled with family and friends for holiday meals, not only was there always an abundance of food, but also love and caring family.
Roma often stated she didn’t have a lot of money, but she felt she was the richest women in the world by having the love of large family.
Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Sunday (July 14, 2013) at Travis Funeral Chapel, with Reverend John Becker officiating. Interment followed the service at LaPlata Cemetery in LaPlata, MO.
Pallbearers were Matt Belt, Ralph Smith, Jake McLin, Josh Garnett, Jason Robinson and Josh Bond. Honorary bearers were her grandchildren.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Roma Rodriquez may be made to the LaPlata Nursing Home. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church, LaPlata, MO 63549.