Barbara (Marshall) (McLeod) Rhoades (1921 - 2013)

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HARDWICK, Vt. - Barbara Marshall (McLeod) Rhoades, 91, passed away in Greenboro March 2, 2013, after a period of failing health.

She was born April 25, 1921, in Reading, Mass.

Barbara graduated from Reading Memorial High School and went on to get her bachelor's degree at the Massachusetts College of Art in 1943. She received her master's degree from the University of Hartford in 1974.

Barbara taught evening classes in architectural drawing at MIT and Harvard University from 1960 to 1964. She had a long career in art education, teaching at the high schools in North Reading, Wakefield and Westfield, Mass., and JFK Middle School in Florence, Mass..

After her retirement from public school teaching, she taught and created art in the Mill Studio in Leeds, Mass. She was a practicing artist/sculptor.

She married Myron Rhoades of Northampton in 1980 and after they both retired they ran the Chapel Hill Coffee Shop on Route 66.

Barbara was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Northampton, Mass., and then joined the United Church in East Hardwick, Vt., after moving from Northampton.

She leaves her daughter, Marsha Amsden of Hardwick and her step-children Judy Carriveau of Easthampton, Mass., Nancy Rhoades of Northampton, Mass., and John Rhoades of Florence, Mass. She also leaves seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She will be missed by many.

A memorial service will be held for her in East Hardwick in August.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Apr. 11, 2013
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