Mary Theresa Marx Rudolph of Mountain Top died peacefully Friday, July 18, 2014.
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She was born in Kingston on Feb. 13, 1924, to Fredrick Marx and Catherine Gehl Marx. She graduated from St. Nicholas High School, Wilkes-Barre.
In 1946, she married Francis A. Rudolph Sr. They were blessed with a happy marriage and eight children.
For more than 20 years, she was the cook at St. Jude's Rectory in Mountain Top. She was very active in the RCIA program at St. Jude's and was famous for her apple pies.
Many people loved her because she was so kind, willing to listen and welcomed everyone she met.
Frank preceded her in death in 2001. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Fredrick Marx Jr.; her parents; her beloved grandmother, Grannie Gehl; and her great-granddaughter, Violet Williams.
Mary is survived by eight children and their spouses, Catherine and Norman Wilson, Mount Union; Cecilia and Gordon Williams, Wilkes-Barre; Mary Ann and Garth Corbett, Austin, Texas; Francis and Netta Rudolph, Nanticoke; Michael and Judy Rudolph, Dorrance; Matthew and Ann Rudolph, Harrisburg; Bernadette Rudolph and John Regula, Clarks Summit; and Rebecca and Steven Reedy, Austin, Texas; 17 grandchildren and six spouses, Dr. Carrie and Ron Timko, Gordon Michael and Gina Williams, Nathaniel and Jenn Wilson, Cissy and George Hebda, Jessica and Travis Hess, Sarah and Wichitah Leng, Laura Williams, Francis Rudolph III, Andy and Carl Corbett, Alec and CJ Rudolph, Sarah, Michael and Laura Regula and Nicholas and Lydia Reedy; and eight great-grandchildren, Lily, George, Will and James Hebda, Dakota and Carley Hess, Gordon Mark Williams and Ahdi Leng.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Jude Church, Mountain Top. All those wishing to attend are asked to go directly to the church.
Interment will follow the Mass in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Shavertown.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at McCune Funeral Home, Mountain Top.
The family would like to thank the staff at Allied Services for their tender care during her long illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), 1011 First Ave., New York, NY 10022-4195.
McCune Funeral Service - Mountain Top
80 Mountain Blvd South Mountain Top, PA 18707
Published in Citizens' Voice on July 19, 2014