Jean Ellen Rohrbach, 82, of Valdosta, and formerly of California, Mo, parted this world peacefully on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, GA. She was born on October 6, 1934, in Clarksburg, MO, a daughter of the late Porter and Ellen (Gish) Donley. On December 21, 1952, she was united in marriage to Bobby L. Rohrbach, who preceded her in death on November 3, 2002.
A life-long resident of Moniteau County in mid-Missouri, Jean was raised on the family farm. She graduated from Clarksburg High School, and attended Central Missouri State University. She and her husband farmed full time, as well as working off the farm, until their retirement. Jean also worked at the Clarksburg Rural Post Office and Burgers Country Smokehouse in California for a number of years.
Jean was a strong woman of faith. In addition to being a devoted wife, mom, and MaMa, she was just as devoted to her church and church family at the United Church of Christ in California, Mo. She taught Sunday School and she and Bob led their churchs Youth Fellowship group for many years.
She is survived by one son, Mitch Rohrbach (Linda) of Valdosta, GA; two daughters, Cathy DeLisa (Mike) of Phoenix, AZ, and Beth Rohrbach (Brian Sandlin) of Los Angeles, CA; two grandchildren, Neal Rohrbach (Ashley) of Valdosta, GA, and Mandy Rohrbach (Matt Jenkins) of Burke, VA; three step-grandsons, Mike Delisa, Jr. (Kristin), Kenny Delisa, and Joe Delisa (Kate) all of Phoenix, AZ; two great grandsons and six step-great grandchildren; one sister, Stella York of Chilicothe, Mo; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Donley and Leland Donley.
Services and burial will be held in California, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of McLane Funeral Services, Valdosta, and Phillips Funeral Home, California, Mo. Expressions of sympathy made through Memorial donations may be made to Langdale Hospice House, 2263 Pineview Dr., Valdosta, GA 31602
Published on September 26, 2017