Jacqueline Y. "Turkey" Rhoades, 70, of Bradford, passed away on Tuesday (Dec. 10, 2013) at The Pavilion at BRMC.
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She was born on June 20, 1943, in Bradford, a daughter of the late Louis and Freda Smith Gardner. On Feb. 6, 1962, in the Grace Lutheran Church, Bradford, she married Stanley I. Rhoades, who survives.
She was a 1961 graduate of Bradford Area High School.
She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed making ceramics, routing for the Dallas Cowboys and going to the casino with her friends, Shirley and Helen. Her greatest passion was spending time with her grandchildren.
She was employed by the former Congress Street Diner for 10 years until they closed; at that time she started working for the former Parkview Supermarket; she worked there for 14 years until they closed.
In addition to her husband of 51 years, Stanley Rhoades of Bradford, she is also survived by two sons, Joseph (Jamie) Rhoades and Adam (Abbie) Rhoades, all of Bradford; four sisters, June Hand of Derrick City, Joanne VanOrden and Betty Jean Austin, both of Bradford, and Norma Walters of Tioga; four grandsons, David, Nathan, Dustin and Andrew Rhoades, all of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Gardner; and one sister, Joy Henderson.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc., 75 Kennedy St., Bradford. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Patrick Cox, pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the Kids and Cancer Benefit Run, P.O. Box 1299, Bradford, PA 16701; the
, 95 Main St., Bradford; or a
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 11 to Dec. 18, 2013