Johanna M. Rother was born on February 3, 1929 in Paige, TX to Walter & Louise (Behrend) Rother. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Education. She was a retired Business teacher who taught at Reagan High School in Austin as well as Bastrop High School and La Grange High School. Ms. Rother liked sewing, gardening, especially her flower garden and doing anything outside. She especially enjoyed taking care of her cattle and dogs. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Walter Rother Jr. and his wife, Ruby (Horn) Rother. She is survived by her two sisters, Louise Rother and Edna Rother both of Paige; two nieces, Barbara Weitzenkorn and her husband, Bill of Lakeway and Rose Murray of Houston as well as many extended family members, former students and friends. Ms. Rother passed away the evening of Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church in Paige, TX with Rev. Michael Warner officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the Giddings City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church Building Fund in Paige, Texas. Arrangements by Philips & Luckey Funeral Home, Giddings, Texas (979) 542-3113

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