Elsie G. Rhodes, 78

MARCH 23, 1934-MARCH 3, 2013

March 05, 2013
  • Elsie Grace (Fogelsanger) Rhodes
Elsie Grace (Fogelsanger) Rhodes

Elsie Grace (Fogelsanger) Rhodes, 78, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the her home.

Born Friday, March 23, 1934, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Fred W. Fogelsanger and the late Vertie M. (Hartman) Fogelsanger.

She received an RN diploma from Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in 1954. She worked at the Pennsylvania Hospital, Chambersburg Hospital, Washington County Hospital and for Dr. John Turco and Dr. Manger, where she worked for 33 years until retirement. She was a member of Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, where she was on the Service Worker’s Committee. She was also a member of the Elks Lodge No. 378 Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Post 42 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting and traveling.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James D. Rhodes; two sons, Michael Rhodes and wife, Barbara and Douglas Rhodes and wife, Kristie both of Hagerstown; granddaughter, Erin Ryane Rhodes and grandson, Matthew James Rhodes; brother, David Fogelsanger of Winchester, Va.; and two sisters, Anna R. Rock of Chambersburg and Marie Everly and husband, William of Winchester.

She was preceded in death by two infant sisters and sister-in-law, Ruth Anne Fogelsanger.

Services will be held Friday, March 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown with the Rev. Kevin S. Munroe officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740, Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to a charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Elizabeth Smith, Zion Reformed UCC and Hospice of Washington County.

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