Ana M. Rodriguez, 75, Leavenworth, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born in Yurecuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, June 20, 1945, to Jesus and Maria Guadalupe (Contreras) Nunez.
Ana was the youngest of four children, Maria De La Luz, Adolfo and Chata.
She attended St. Joseph school in Atchison and graduated from Immaculata High School. Ana went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in business from Park University. She volunteered at CASA for 10 years, which she enjoyed immensely as well as raising funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. She enjoyed traveling, assisting others, volunteering and cooking.
Ana leaves behind a legacy of love for her family. She was married to Elias “JR” Rodriguez for 48 years. They had two children, Kristin and Eduardo, as well as four grandchildren, Eddie, Alex, Michael Christian and Charlee. Together they owned and operated Discount Carpets. She has many aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers- and sisters-in-law, and was Tia to nine nieces and nephews: Angel, Shawn, Franco, Missy, Tommie, JD, Alisha, Kevin and Nicole, along with her daughter-in-law, Christina, and friend to many.
Ana was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Adolfo; a sister, Maria de La Luz; and her daughter, Kristi.
She is survived by her husband JR, son Eduardo (Christina) Rodriguez, and sister Chata Brawner.
She will forever be loved and missed.
Visitation beginning with praying of the rosary will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Glenn Snow as celebrant. Private burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Published on January 29, 2021