Roma Jeanne Orr

Roma Jeanne Orr went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the age of 86. Jeanne was born on January 21, 1936, in Eaton Rapids, MI the daughter of Carl and Verna (Gould) Rishel. She was raised in Eaton Rapids, graduating class of 1954 and went on to receive her bachelor’s in nursing from Sparrow School of Nursing. Jeanne worked for the Eaton Rapids Medical Center as a Registered Nurse and retired in 1982. After retirement, Jeanne worked closely with her daughter and other special needs children lending her skills as a nurse to oversee events such as the Special Olympics. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids and married her husband, Carl there in 1958. Jeanne was very gifted musically and enjoyed singing with her sister and the Sunday evening family music night where the entire family would get together and play music. She also sang and played music with the Lansing Choral Society.
Jeanne is survived by her husband, Carl Orr; children, Daryl Orr, Jonathan (Julie) Orr, Julieann Orr; grandchildren, Alex (Rachael) Orr, Abby (Josh) Soper, Mallory Orr, Trey Orr; great grandchildren, Maverick and Elliott Orr, Hope and Lily Soper; sister, Carole Decker and numerous extended family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heart and Hands in memory of Jeanne. To share memories or leave online condolences please visit