05/20/09 — RUTH M. RHODES

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Died May 15, 2009

Ruth Mae Rhodes, 82, formerly of Kingston, Pa., died peacefully Friday in Goldsboro following a brief illness.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate her life at a memorial service Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Goldsboro.

Following the service, her brother and sister-in-law, George and Bertha Wolfskeil, invite guests to return to their home for a gathering in Ruth's honor.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clara and George Wolfskeil.

She was employed by Leslie Fay Factory as a seamstress for many years.

She loved to garden, sew, quilt, play cards, travel and bake. Her true joy over the past couple of years was baby-sitting Madison and Makenzie; she loved them as if they were her own grandchildren.

Ruthie was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and for the past nine years was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Goldsboro.

Surviving are her daughter, Ellen Beky of Laflin, Pa.; son, Paul Rhodes of Gainesville, Fla.; brother, George Wolfskeil and wife, Bertha, with whom she resided in Goldsboro; grandchildren, Andrew Beky and wife, Gena, and great-grandson, Michael, all of Macungie, Pa.; Amy Haydu and husband, Aaron, of Forty Fort, Pa.; Megan Rhodes and fiancé, Matt Bohn, of Denver, Colo.; Corey Rhodes of Gainesville, Fla., Amanda Drew and husband, Peter, of Denver, Colo.; Jamie Olsen and husband, Cliff, of Gainesville, Fla.; nieces; and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Rhodes; brother, Gordon Wolfskeil; and sister, Arline Wills.

Ruthie will be greatly missed and always loved by all who knew her.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on May 20, 2009 1:48 PM