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Sheila I. Rodriguez (nee Cole)

October 5, 1946 - October 2, 2020

Burial Date: October 9, 2020

Sheila Inez Rodriguez (nee Cole), 73, died Oct. 2 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus.

Sheila was born Oct. 5, 1946 in St. Louis to the late Oliver and Lily Cole. She was the youngest of three children, with the late Linda Burrows (Daryl) and Brenda Jones (Ray). She was a 1964 graduate of Southwest High School in St. Louis. Sheila was the devoted wife of the late John D. Rodriguez Sr. She was the loving mother of three children, David Rodriguez Sr. (Christy), Melissa Rodriguez (Tom) and Angela Hernandez (Alex). Devoted grandmother to Kimberly Jensen (Sean), David Rodriguez Jr. (Kaitlyn), Katarina Hoock, Cole Rodriguez, Celine Clay, Edward O. Hoock, Oliva Rodriguez and Alicia Rodriguez, Sarah Hoock, Lillianna Hernandez and Isaballa Hernandez. Great-grandmother to Layla Jensen and Luna Silva. Loving aunt to Ted Shipley and Christy Eckman.

She is survived by her stepchildren John Rodriguez Jr. (Rita), Oliver Rodriguez Sr., the late Dottie Rodriguez, Louetta Rodriguez and Marla McCune (Bill). A loving stepgrandmother to Oliver (OJ) Rodriguez Jr. (Lois), Lynn Glenn (Harry), John Rodriguez III (Michelle), Mindy Branson, Joshua Rodriguez (Tasha), Steven Colbert Jr., Jeannie Thurston (Jamie), Rachel Gauthier (Ben), Matthew Rodriguez (Ashtyn), Sara Kerr (Jerry), BJ McCune (Megan), Chelsey White, Megan Rodriguez, Thomas Rodriguez (Gina) and Holly Rodriguez (Damon).

Sheila worked for the United States Army Corp of Engineers for 10 years. She enjoyed spending time with family, going to grandchildren’s activities, photography, the St. Louis Cardinals and a good cup of coffee.

Services were held Oct. 9 at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Road. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noon with services immediately following. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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