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Elizabeth Ann (Becker) Rhode

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Elizabeth Ann (Becker) Rhode Obituary
FLETCHER-Elizabeth Ann (Becker) Rohde, 79, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. She was born on September 15, 1935 in Iron Ridge, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Frances (Stommel) Becker; her sisters, Corinne, Marie and Joyce; and their husbands, Gene Schaefer, Don Hammer, and Dick Ptaschinski.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Floyd Rohde; sons Paul, Douglas (Sylvia Bachmann); and James (Vicki); grandchildren Breanna, Logan and Parker; and brother Gregory (Elaine).
Betty graduated from Beaver Dam (Wisconsin) high school and earned a teaching certificate from UW-Whitewater. Later, with three boys under the age of 10, she completed her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at Edgewood College in Madison. She taught for 37 years, over 20 in Sun Prairie, where she and Floyd raised their family. In her spare time, she loved reading, gardening, sewing, and cooking. In her retirement, she tutored children and adults in reading.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, St. Barnabas Catholic Church. The family will receive friends immediately following. Interment will be at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Henderson County Public Library, (828) 697-4725.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and a memorial guest register is available online at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Times-News on June 24, 2015
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