|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1880|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1971|
Obituary from Garner Newspaper: "Rosella Jane Badker died on Saturday, October 23, 1971 at the Concord Manor Nursing Home in Garner, Iowa" -
Rosella (Jennie) (Carothers) Badker was born March 12, 1880 at Kimbolton, Ohio, the daughter of George P. Carothers and Emma Ingram Carothers, the fourth of their eleven children. She moved with her parents from Guernsey County, Ohio to Hancock County, Iowa in the spring of 1888.
She was married to William Henry Badker on May 7, 1901 at Garner, Hancock, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1958. The couple had eight children: Roy William, Cora Marie, Henry Merlin, William Kenneth, Phyllis E., Lola J., Bernice A. and Calla Josephine. Jennie was also preceded in death by two daughters, Marie Dent Stille in August 1964, and by Lola Shook Lunde in September 1964.
She is survived by three sons: Roy of Clear Lake, Iowa; Kenneth of Mason City, Iowa; and Merlin (Merle) of Cameron, Wisconsin; and also by three daughters: Mrs. Henry (Calla) Cahill; Mrs. John (Phyllis) Bombella; and Bernice Hyde, all of Mason City, Iowa; 19 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Lade of Garner, Iowa and Mrs. Minnie Young of Edmonds, Washington.
She was preceded in death by four brothers: Albert, John, James and Will Carothers, and four sisters: Beth Eckerson, Sadie Groesbeck, Josie Maley, and Etta Badker.
Jennie Badker resided at Prairie View Apartments over four years prior to entering the nursing home in October of 1970. She was a favorite aunt. She loved to visit, had a remarkable mind, and was true to the Christian faith. She attained the wonderful age of 91 years, 7 months, and 11 days.
Casket Bearers were: James Cahill; Donald Cahill; Paul Badker; Richard Badker; Thomas Badker and Wayne Badker. The Rev. Calvin Willemssen officiated at the funeral held at the United Presbyterian Church, Garner, Iowa.
Burial was in the Concord Cemetery, Garner, Ia. with Bohn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Hymns sung at the service were: "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace".
George Patterson Carothers (1848 - 1900)
Emma Ingram Carothers (1856 - 1932)
William Frederick Badker (1878 - 1958)
Roy William Badker (1902 - 1976)*
William and Rosella Badker
Created by: Deidre Badker
Record added: Aug 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95859797
Added: Nov. 2, 2013