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Loise Drope Rhodes
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Loise Drope Rhodes passed away on 2 Nov., 2017 at the age of 90.
Loise lived a long, happy life with family and friends who loved her dearly. She is predeceased by her husband and love of her life, Irving Rhodes; her mother and father, Leona and Clarence Drope; and her four siblings. She worked at International Chemical Worker’s Union in Akron, Ohio for 35 years before she retired in 1998. In retirement, she volunteered with elementary school children, teaching them to read. Although Loise never had children of her own, she was known as everyone’s favorite aunt. Nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews spent countless holidays and summers with Loise. Over the years, she taught the children how to bake, garden and read, all of her favorite past-times. She was an animal lover whose Siamese cats were always part of the family.
Her home was warm and inviting and no one was ever turned anyone away. Loise was generous to a fault, taking care of everyone in the family before herself. For some, she served as a surrogate grandmother. She provided love, comfort and advice the way any grandmother would for her own grandchildren.
Aunt Loise will be deeply missed by everyone she touched over the years. She is survived by her niece, Theresa Witwer, who cared for her in her final years, nephews, Mark Drope, Clarence Paul Drope, Bruce Drope Larry Kribs; nieces Lydia Heiser, Lisa Lamtam, and Denise Mangrum and 13 great nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Sebastian Catholic Church on 11 Nov., 2017 at 11 a.m.

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Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church

476 Mull Avenue
Akron, OH 44320

Cemetery Details


Holy Cross Cemetery

100 East Waterloo Road
Akron, OH 44319


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