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Jocelyn Plough Rudner

Memphis, TN

Jocelyn Plough Rudner, 94, passed away peacefully after a short illness, Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jocelyn Cohn Plough and Abe Plough. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Harriet Sternberger Solmson and Emily Sternberger Lasker. She is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, William Barnett Rudner. Jocelyn leaves her children, Patricia Burnham (Albert), DD Eisenberg, and Diane Rudner. She also leaves eight adored grandchildren, Jeffrey Burnham, Joseph Burnham, Michael Eisenberg (Kailey), William Eisenberg (Nissa), Lori Goldstein (Woodrow Merkel), Stephanie Goldstein (Doug LaRue), Julie Porter (Andrew), Jocelyn Swafford (Jeremy) and seven great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Central High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College.

A lifelong Memphian, she devoted her time and energy to many nonprofit organizations. She was on the Plough Foundation Board for more than fifty years and served as Chairman from 1985 to 1995. Her dedication and love for the community was manifested in her leadership roles, including Memphis Literacy Council, Partners in Public Education, Women's Division of the Jewish Federation, Temple Israel Sisterhood and the National Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Her involvement as Executive Director of the Memphis Literacy Council led to her being named Volunteer of the Decade.

Jocelyn spent many years as a Braillist, transcribing books for the blind. She had a zest for life with a special love for travel and the arts.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, June 23 at Temple Israel Synagogue, 1376 East Massey Road, from 11:45-12:45 p.m., followed by services in the sanctuary. The graveside service is for immediate family only.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Temple Israel, WKNO, The Village at Germantown Foundation, or your .
Published in The Commercial Appeal from June 21 to June 23, 2017
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