Louise Stauffer Rhoads, 96, of Upper Saint Clair, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in Friendship Village of South Hills.
She was born December 9, 1924 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of William and Louise Bevington Jones.
Mrs. Rhoads was a graduate of Perry High School in Pittsburgh.
Louise was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Canonsburg, where she taught Sunday School and was member of the choir.
Along with several other women, she started the Chartiers-Houston Community Library in 1965, serving as business manager and librarian until her retirement in 1993.
Louise enjoyed sewing, needlework, gardening, reading and baking.
Married twice, her first husband Howard Stauffer died in 1984 and her second husband Wilbert Rhoads passed away in 2009.
Surviving are four daughters, Suzanne Mason (Randy) of Palmyra, Charlotte Freil (Scott) of Bridgeville, Paula Klass (Rusty) of Emmaus and Barbara Stauffer (Cia) of Anchorage, AK; a brother William B. Jones of Marrieta, CA; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 21, 2021 in the First United Methodist Church, 161 W. Pike St., Canonsburg, PA 15317.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contribution to the Chartiers-Houston Community Library, 730 W. Grant St., Houston, PA 15342 or The American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 (donations.diabetes.org).
The family wished to express their appreciation for the care their mother received from the staff at Friendship Village and Gallagher Hospice.
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