Mary Jane Bryan Rhoads

Published 2:05 pm Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mary Jane Bryan Rhoads, 96, of Mocksville, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at Mt. Valley Hospice Center in Yadkinville.

She was born Feb. 25, 1922, in Nova, Ohio to the late Ernest Alfred and Bessie Wells Bryan.  Mrs. Rhoads was a Ladies Golf Club Champion in Ashland, Ohio and Sebring, Fla. She was an antique collector, a  bridge player and reader.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, John Allen Rhoads Sr.; 2 sisters, Mildred Elizabeth Smetzer and Opal Louise Kerr; 2 brothers, Virgil Bryan and Gene Bryan; and 2 sons-in-law, Larry Umberger and Robert Kohl.

Survivors: 7 children, John Allen Rhoads Jr. (Verda), Thomas Clyde Rhoads (Linda), Dennis Bryan Rhoads (Lisa), Daniel Loren Rhoads (Sharon), Timothy Dean Rhoads (Lynn), Shaaron Sue Kohl and Karen Elaine Umberger; 1 sister, Shirley Naomi Gast (David); 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild and 2 more great-greats on the way.