Charles Warren Rodabaugh

1921 - 2019

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Services for Charles “Chuck” W. Rodabaugh will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Bethel Church of Christ, Ada, OH by Pastor Randy Allen. Military rites will be conducted by the Bluffton American Legion. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington and for one hour prior to the funeral (10:00-11:00am) on Wednesday at the church. Charles died at Maple Crest Independent Living, Bluffton, on Sunday, November 3, 2019. He was born on November 28, 1921 in New Stark, OH to the late Irvin and Fern Rodabaugh. He graduated from Dola High School in 1939 and attended Bluffton College. Charles married his high school sweetheart, Roberta Shilling, on Dec. 20, 1942 and she preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Chris (Gail) Rodabaugh of Dunkirk; daughters: Cathy (Dan) Cooperrider of Thornville, OH, and Sally Rodabaugh of La Grange, TX; daughter-in-law, Sandy Rodabaugh of London, OH; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, C. Robert (Bob) Rodabaugh; a foster son, Robert (Rob) Cook; two brothers: Franklin Rodabaugh, and E. R. (Roy) Rodabaugh; and two sisters: Irma Blosser, and Claibel Runser. Charles was a lifelong farmer and a dairy co-op field representative for 22 years with Milk Marketing, Inc. He was a long-time member of Bethel Church of Christ, where he served as elder, deacon, and Sunday school teacher, and was a member of the Bethelaires Gospel Quartet. Charles served in the Merchant Marines division of the Coast Guard during WWII from 1942-1944. He was a member of the Bluffton Shuffleboard club, Hardin-Northern School Board, and Arlington and Bluffton Amvets. He resided most of his life on the farm near New Stark. In retirement, he and Roberta enjoyed traveling, and most of all playing with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Charles to Bethel Church of Christ. Online condolences can be shared by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Tuesday, November 5th 2019 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Bethel Church of Christ[Map]
    4010 Rt. 304
    Ada, Ohio 45810
    Wednesday, November 6th 2019 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, November 6th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Bethel Church of Christ [Map]
    4010 Rt. 304
    Ada, Ohio 45810

  • Final Resting Place:

    Hasson Cemetery [Map]

    Van Buren Twp., Ohio

  • Contributions:

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Condolences For Charles Warren Rodabaugh

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To : The Family of Mr Rodabaugh
Date :Monday, November 4th 2019
From : Lynda Peel Brown
Dear Family,
Blessings are with you as you remember a wonderful Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, Uncle, and Friend. May you be comforted with wonderful memories that warm your heart with blessings. Lynda Peel Brown

To : The family of the Roadbaughs
Date :Tuesday, November 5th 2019
From : Katie and David Wilson
Chuck was a good man. Many good memories growing up. He was the anchor of a good family. Rest in Peace

To : Chris Gail and family
Date :Tuesday, November 5th 2019
From : Lynn Van Schoik Schank
I was so sorry to read of your loss. It is so hard to lose parents. Hugs

To : ChrisCathyand Sally
Date :Wednesday, November 6th 2019
From : Eleanor Baumgardner and Susan Jolliff
I have such fond memories of your family, you have our deepest sympathies. Once when I was up visiting mom your dad stopped in to visit it was so great. We had the best time and lots of laughs and memories. Iā€™m sure you will all have special memories of your dad.

To : The Family of Chuck and Roberta
Date :Thursday, November 7th 2019
From : Dawn Curth
Chuck and Roberta were my first home I cleaned when I had my business. I feel honored to have been able to clean for them and get to know the kind, christian people they were.

Thank you to them and the family for taking a chance on me and allowing me to have these special memories, which included many family stories with Chuck and Roberta. The family they SO adored!

They touched me and so many others. I sincerely thank God He allowed me to be a small part of their lives.

Prayers for all of you.

God Bless,

Dawn Curth

To : Family of Charles
Date :Monday, November 11th 2019
From : NancyDillinger Pownell
My sympathy to the family at Charles passing.
My family went to Bethel when I was young and I saw Charles at Senior Saints Johnson Bible College in recent years.
He always had a smile and word for everybody.

To : Family of Charles
Date :Monday, November 11th 2019
From : Bluffton Shuffleboard Club
We will miss Charles. He was a kind and considerate man. He loved to play shuffleboard.šŸ˜ Our prays are with you!