Rhoda M. Strickler, 76, Brownstown, Atlas Overalls seamstress, enjoyed local fairs

By on July 23, 2014

Rhoda M. Strickler, 76, of Brownstown, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Mt. Joy to the late Charles and Mary (Gockley) Albert and was the wife of Arthur I. Strickler with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.

Rhoda was a life-long member of the Salem United Methodist Church, Rothsville. She worked as a seamstress for Atlas Overalls for over 40 years. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, baking and cooking. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, going to the cabin in Sullivan County, bird watching, nature, country music and attending local carnivals.

In addition to her husband; she is survived by five children: Donna, wife of Neal Snyder, Sandy Muckle of Brownstown, Kenneth, husband of Lori (Cunningham) Strickler of Leola, Karen Greenly, companion of Kim Hill of Brownstown, Susan, wife of Dean Snavely of Lititz; 11 grandchildren: Ashley Snyder, Richard and Bret Muckle, Kara and Bradley Strickler, Jaclyn, Jessica, Jennifer, Julia Greenly, Cole and Carter Snavely; three great-grandchildren: Kyleigh, Ryan and Mason Muckle; four brothers: Lloyd Albert of Lebanon, Melvin, husband of Kathy Albert of Mt. Joy, Marvin, husband of Dayle Albert of Leola, Robert, husband of Julie Albert of Irvine, Calif.; four sisters: Ruth Strickler of Brownstown, Mary Jane, wife of Tom Freeman of Lititz, Lois Lynn of Mt. Joy, Doris, wife of George Schatz of Mt. Joy.

In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by two sisters: Carol Ann Albert and Miriam Gockley.

Services were held July 18 at Salem United Methodist Church, Rothsville, with Rev. Karen Bongard officiating. Interment was in the Millport Mennonite Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Rhoda’s memory may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church 1744 Old Rothsville Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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