Bettie J. Rhodes, 88

MARCH 13, 1925-JUNE 20, 2013

June 21, 2013

Bettie Jane (Yingling) Rhodes, 88, of Hagerstown, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born March 13, 1925, in Hanover, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Samuel David and Vada Mamie Rebecca (Shaffer) Hess.

She worked as a homemaker.

Bettie attended St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

She enjoyed cooking and loved to share her beef stew and spaghetti sauce recipes.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of more than 50 years, Robert Kenneth Rhodes, who died June 9, 1996.

Bettie is survived by three daughters, Sharon L. Reed and husband, Ron, Christine A. Rhodes and Jane R. Rhodes, all of Hagerstown; a sister, V. Louise Mummert and husband, Richard, of Spring Grove, Pa.; a niece, Suzanne Cramer of Hanover, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; nephew, the Rev. William Mummert and wife, Chris, of Spring Grove; a special cat, Chessie; and a special dog, Chase.

In addition to her birth parents and husband, she also was preceded in death by her adopted parents, Howard and Laura Belle (Miller) Yingling; a brother, Merell Hess Sr.; and adopted siblings, Howard Ephriam Yingling, Sterling Yingling, the Rev. William Yingling, John Yingling and Elsie Goodfellow.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, Hagerstown, is handling the arrangements.

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