Viola Sheeder Rohe, daughter of Emmett and Helen Stephenson, was born on July 9, 1929,

on a farm near Beaver. The family moved to a farm near Monteith where Vi attended

country school through grade eight. The family then moved to Guthrie Center, and Vi attended

high school for two years and then moved to Linden where she graduated in 1947.

On June 6, 1948, Vi married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Gay Sheeder. They moved to the Sheeder family farm west of Guthrie Center. They were proud parents of three children. Vi helped her husband with farming and raising their children. The family later moved to an acreage in Guthrie Center. Vi worked at the ASCS office for 13 years. In 1979, Vi lost her beloved husband of 30 years. On Feb. 18, 1984, Vi married Vernon Rohe at the Sacred Heart Church in Manning.

Vi was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Hospital Auxiliary and Plaza Rosary. Vi had many hobbies enjoying flowers, gardening, oil painting, ceramics, sewing and making quilts for her family. Vi and Vernon loved to travel, dance and being with family who she dearly loved.

Vi is survived by her three children, Randy (Mary) Sheeder, Rick (Bev) Sheeder and Terri (Darwin) Holmes all of Guthrie Center; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren, making five generations. She is also survived by Vernon’s seven children, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and his sister, Ruth Morrell, of Waukee.

Preceding Vi in death are her parents, Emmett and Helen Stephenson; Gay Sheeder; Vernon Rohe; sister, Jean (Bill) Clouse; sister, Lorene Moore; brother, Marvin (Lavonne) Stephenson; and brother-in-law, Keith Morrell.