Rhoda Riemer

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Rhoda Riemer
November 9, 1924 - January 13, 2019
Pawleys Island, SC
Rhoda Riemer has passed away at The Lakes of Litchfield in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Born to Jack and Stella Lipschulz on November 9, 1924, Rhoda is predeceased by her beloved husband, Arthur, and a brother, Sidney Loren. Survivors include two sons, Robert Riemer (Arlene) and Gary Riemer (Cilla) and one daughter, Joan Riemer Lackey (Eli); four grandchildren, Michael Riemer, Jay Riemer, Jonathan Riemer and Adam Riemer (Carri); and three great granddaughters, Rachel, Olivia and Sutton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Rhoda married Arthur in 1943 and they were totally devoted to each other for 72 years. A native of Michigan, Rhoda and Arthur raised their family in Marlboro County, South Carolina. As a newcomer to the South, she embraced her new environment and enjoyed raising her family in a small town. A life-long learner, Rhoda went back to school, earning a bachelor's degree and graduating second in her class. Rhoda taught high school Spanish for many years. This joyous time included several trips to Mexico to study and enhance her Spanish skills.
Rhoda jumped at any opportunity to travel and many hours were spent "planning the next trip." In their last twenty-five years, Arthur and Rhoda took yearly visits to their favorite country, France, where they reconnected with French family and friends they had made through the years. Rhoda's loves of art and culture were always quenched with these frequent trips abroad.
This woman had an insatiable yearning for knowledge and learning about new things and places. Always very curious, she spent her life in search of this knowledge by constantly reading and having numerous political discussions with anyone who was game. With her gorgeous blue eyes, Rhoda was a beautiful lady who was the epitome of class. She was always an excellent hostess who loved to entertain both friends and family. You could always expect great gourmet food at Rhoda's table.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in the Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery, 900 Church St., Florence, SC.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Lakes of Litchfield for all their devoted care to Rhoda in the last few years of her life.
In lieu of memorials, donations in Rhoda's honor may be made to any Hospice organization.
An online Guestbook can be found at www.msfh.net.
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Published in The Sun News on Jan. 14, 2019
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