Rhoda M. King, 88, West Fallowfield Christian School principal, enjoyed volunteering

By on September 20, 2017

Rhoda M. King, 88, formerly of Atglen, passed away at Landis Homes on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

She was born in Atglen, daughter of the late Elam S. and Sara Mast King.

She was a charter member of Sandy Hill Mennonite Church of Coatesville. Rhoda graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School, Class of 1947. She then graduated from Eastern Mennonite College in 1959 with a teaching degree. Her lifelong ministry was teaching in Christian schools. She taught at West Fallowfield Christian School of Atglen for 28 years and served as the principal there for many years. She also taught at Mummasburg, Newport News, Va.; Quakertown; Weavertown; and Linville Hill Mennonite School of Paradise. She enjoyed bowling; traveling; volunteer service in Corpus Christi, Texas; and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her siblings, nieces and nephews.

Surviving are four siblings: Laurence S., husband Shirley Shenk King, of New Holland; Elizabeth, wife of the late Raymond Rohrer, of Lititz; Wilma, wife of Robert Yoder, of Martinsburg; R. Joy, wife of Allen Yoder, of Davidsville.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Melvin M., husband of Arlene Campbell King, of Gordonville.

Memorial service will take place from the Landis Homes, West Bethany Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m., with a time to greet the family following the service. Pastor Jim Leaman will be officiating. Interment will take place prior to the memorial service at Millwood Mennonite Cemetery on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

The family would like to thank the staff of Landis Homes for the wonderful care Rhoda received.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Rhoda King Endowment Fund at West Fallowfield Christian School, 795 Fallowfield Road, Atglen, PA 19310; or the Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home, Christiana/Paradise. Condolences may be offered at shiveryfuneralhome.com.

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