LaDonna M. Rader, 95, of rural Akron, passed Thursday, January 24, 2019, in Wabash.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1923, in Kosciusko County to Loyd and Zelma (Meredith) Summe. She married on Nov. 18, 1945, in the Akron United Methodist Church to Richard C. Rader, he survives.
Rader was a schoolteacher, retiring after 33 years. She taught music and physical education as well as being an elementary teacher. She taught for the Akron School with the exception of one year at Laketon.
She was a 1939 graduate of Burket High School. She furthered her education at Ball State Teaching College graduating in 1944. Then she attained her Master’s Degree from Indiana University of Ft. Wayne. Rader was a member of the Akron United Methodist Church since 1946 and in earlier years she belonged to the Burket United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association. She always had a strong love for music.
Survivors and place of residence include her husband Richard Rader, Akron; and daughter Candace Newell, Silver Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents Loyd and Zelma Summe, and sister Wanda and husband Robert Birmingham.
A service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron. The burial will take place at Akron Cemetery. Family and friends may visit from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron
Memorial contributions can be made to the Akron United Methodist Church or the American Printing House for the Blind Inc. P.O. Box 6389 Louisville, KY 40206-9932