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Dorothy Jean DeRocher Rhea
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1910
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 11, 2003
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA

Dorothy J. Rhea, 92, of Parker died Sunday morning at the Caring Place in Franklin after an illness.

Born June 15, 1910, in Parker, she was the daughter of Khlare and Edna Gray DeRocher.

She graduated from the former Parker High School in 1927, and then graduated from Edinboro State Teachers College, now Edinboro University, in 1929 with a degree in elementary and art education. Mrs. Rhea did graduate work at both Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh. She was a longtime member of the Edinboro Alumni Association.

Mrs. Rhea was a teacher for more than 40 years at a number of schools. She taught for years in the Verona School District, now the Riverview School District.

She was a member of the Parker Presbyterian Church.

An avid bridge player, she was a member of the American Contract Bridge League. She also served as director for the Parker Duplicate Bridge Club for years.

Surviving are three daughters, Janice and Virginia Rhea of New York City, and Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Day of Houston; four grandchildren; a brother, Henry DeRocher of Aurora, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, M. Paul Rhea, whom she married June 24, 1938, and who died Nov. 13, 1987.

RHEA Friends of Dorothy J. Rhea, who died Sunday, May 11, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at H JACK BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Wayne Street, Parker. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Anschutz, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Parker Presbyterian Cemetery.

Family links: 
  Khlare DeRocher (1885 - 1967)
  Edna M. Gray DeRocher (1887 - 1962)
  M. Paul Rhea (1909 - 1987)
  Dorothy Jean DeRocher Rhea (1910 - 2003)
  Henry Laverne DeRocher (1919 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Parker Presbyterian Cemetery
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Taphophile Duo
Record added: Dec 06, 2011
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Dorothy Jean <i>DeRocher</i> Rhea
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Dorothy Jean <i>DeRocher</i> Rhea
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