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Daily Item Obituaries

April 8, 2014

Jean B. Rhode, 85, Lewisburg

— LEWISBURG — Jean B. (Romig) Rhode, 85, of Lewisburg, formerly of Topton, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born in Longswamp Township, the daughter of the late Harry G. and Pearl A. (Eck) Romig. She was married to GlenRoy W. Rhode, who preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1992.

Jean was a graduate of Kutztown Area High School.

She was employed as a clerk and bookkeeper by Arlan R. Christ, Kutztown, from 1982 until her retirement in 1997. Before that, she worked in the same capacity for Mr. Christ’s predecessor, Howard J. Dietrich, a Kutztown accountant, for 36 years.

Jean was a member of Longswamp United Church of Christ, Mertztown, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, East Penn Chapter 336, Kutztown, where she served as a Flag Bearer, Marshall, Ruth, Esther and Electra.

Jean loved her family, and her family dearly loved her.

She is survived by her nephew, the Rev. Michael C. Romig and his wife, Ruth, of Mifflinburg; sister-in-law, Ruth S. (Conrad) Romig, of Lewisburg; great-nieces, Joanna E. Robinson and husband Fletcher, of Oakville, Ontario, and Bethany S. Romig, of Watertown, Mass.; one great-great-niece, Raelynne; and one great-great-nephew, Decklan.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl H. Romig.

Relatives and friends will be received from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., 25 E. Weis St., Topton, followed by a memorial service at 2 with the Rev. Dr. Katherine E. Brearley officiating.

Inurnment will follow in Longswamp Union Cemetery, Mertztown.

Contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to the Longswamp United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 200 Clay Road, Mertztown, PA 19539. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.

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