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 Rhea Kreider <I>Bunting</I> Adams

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Rhea Kreider Bunting Adams

  • Birth 27 Jul 1899 Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA
  • Death 15 Feb 1981 Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Bible Land
  • Memorial ID 31834665

Rhea was born 27 July 1899 in Bismark, ND and lived the first 2 years of her life in Mandan, North Dakota. She was the daughter of Frank E. Bunting, MD and Mabel Alene Goundry and sister of John Goundry Bunting.

When Rhea was 2 years old, she went to live with her Aunt Mattie and Uncle John Browne, in Wayne, Michigan. Mattie was the half-sister of her deceased grandmother, Maria E. Kreider Bunting. The couple had no children of their own but welcomed Rhea into their home. Rhea adored her Aunt Mattie and Uncle John and always described her years growing up in Wayne as the happiest times of her life. Rhea graduated from Wayne High School in 1919 and returned to Wayne in 1969 to attend her 50th high school reunion.

Rhea lived in Toledo, OH with her first husband, Marcus B. Kohler, a lumber merchant. He died in 1926 shortly after they were married, leaving no children.

Rhea later married William Earle Adams. As a result of William's career in the safe industry, the couple lived in many places—Cleveland, New York, Pittsburgh—finally settling in Hamilton, Ohio. She died 15 Feb 1981 and was buried next to William, who died in 1958. They left to mourn their passings one son and one granddaughter. Rhea also left behind their great-grandson and 2 great-granddaughters.

Rhea was a highly refined lady of exceptional breeding. She possessed a very sharp intellect and an immense vocabulary. Her interest in a wide array of diverse subjects, coupled with her outstanding conversational ability and engaging personality, made Rhea a very popular guest at social affairs. Rhea had a remarkable ability to put everyone in her company at ease. She was known for her impeccable taste and sense of style.

Rhea was very beautiful having the clichéd "peaches & cream complexion" and a perfect set of teeth, assets she retained until her death. Her face always displayed an enchanting, quiet kind of smile. She must have found the legendary "Fountain of Youth" because, even in her final years, people were astounded by her youthful appearance. More importantly, Rhea was a very kind, generous and compassionate person. She was always mindful of the needs of others, in particular, the needs of those less fortunate.

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  • Added: 30 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31834665
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rhea Kreider Bunting Adams (27 Jul 1899–15 Feb 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31834665, citing Rose Hill Burial Park, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Yeé-Lin~☯ (contributor 47018287) .