GASTONIA - Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Froneberger Rhyne, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
Born in Gastonia, she was the daughter of the late Mabelle Rhyne Froneberger and David Loy Froneberger.
A graduate of Gastonia High School, Mrs. Rhyne worked in several capacities including, a seamstress, with Butler and Stowe, CPA, and as a secretary at Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church. As a member of Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, Mrs. Rhyne was involved with the United Methodist Women as well as a Sunday school and Vacation Bible school teacher. Among her hobbies, Mrs. Rhyne enjoyed travelling, cooking, sewing, spending time with her family and time at Oak Island. She was also active in the Lucile Tatum Home Extension Group.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rhyne was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Rhyne, whom she married on Dec. 23, 1945; a brother, William Froneberger.
Mrs. Rhyne is survived by her children and their spouses, Lydia and Bob Carter of Gastonia, David and Sandi Rhyne of Gastonia, Wanda and Greg Gordon of East Bend, and Darren and Tammy Rhyne of Mifflinburg, Pa.; grandchildren and spouses, Katie and Mitch Allen of Gastonia, Sara and Todd Pitts of Drexel, Bradley Rhyne of Charlotte and fiancé, Hannah Jo McDaniel of Belmont, Rachel and Mauricio Flores of Durham, Ashley Kulp, Travis Kulp and Paige Rhyne, all of Mifflinburg, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Aubree Allen and Lathan Allen, both of Gastonia, and Willow Nogle of Mifflinburg, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Naomi Froneberger of Gastonia, Bobby and Betty Froneberger of Deer Park, Texas, La-Vohn Frye of Matthews and Bobbie Frances Froneberger of Lansing; sisters and brothers-in-law, Midge and Bob Caudle of Charlotte and Doris and Bill Gore of Gastonia; numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. the church sanctuary. Rev. Eric Reece, Rev. Dr. Greg Gordon and Rev. Andrew Miller will officiate. Burial will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1425 West Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052 or Lucile Tatum Home Extension Educational Scholarship Fund, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Condolences may be sent online to www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mrs. Rhyne.