Age 74, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor. He was born December 22, 1948, in Jackson, Michigan, the son of R.V. and Doris K. (Lehman) Worden. Rodney was the older of twin brothers. He lived his first year at his grandparent’s home in Munith, before moving to Chelsea with his family in the 1950's. At the age of 14, he was injured in a sledding accident, leaving him disabled in his right shoulder and arm. Rodney graduated from Chelsea High School in 1967. His disability did not keep him from working over 30 years in janitorial maintenance at Beach Middle School in Chelsea. Rodney spent the last four years at an assisted living facility. He overcame several health issues, but could not overcome a severe infection.
Rodney is survived by his brother, Ronald Worden of Chelsea; an uncle, Richard Worden; an aunt, Betty Cowan; and several cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 24, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Cole Funeral Chapel.
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