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Emaline R. Whitcomb
Emaline Rhoda Whitcomb moved to her heavenly mansion Friday afternoon, March 11, 2016, at her daughter Sally's home in Delta, Ohio, surrounded by her family who loved and treasured her. Rhoda was born June 3, 1936 in Holland, Ohio to Sylvester and Dorothy (Harper) Hosler and she attended Holland High School. On August 28, 1954, she married the love of her life, Clarence D. Whitcomb, Sr. He preceded her in death on January 14, 1994.
Rhoda was privileged to get to spend her life as a homemaker and stay at home mom. She loved being involved in their lives and their many activities helping lead Camp Fire Girls groups for all three of her daughters, being a "baseball mom" for one son, and cleaning and cooking whatever the other son brought home from his hunting trips. She also enjoyed hosting all the neighborhood kids in their backyard.
Rhoda leaves a family she is very proud of including her children, Margie (Walt) Seeman, Chickie (Richard, Sr.) Bunting, Clarence Whitcomb, Jr., Richard (Chris) Whitcomb and Sally (Charles) Robinett. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amber Bunting and Ricky Bunting, Justin Seeman and Keith Seeman, Kristen and Chelsea Whitcomb, Leo and Kyle Lessard, Jenna Whitaker and Cara (Ethan) Short; great-grandsons, CJ and Mason; her siblings, Genny (Joe) Ruehle, Calvin (Shirley) Hosler and Dotty (Ron) Browning; sister-in-law, Jane Hosler; as well as a great number of nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, Clarence and her parents; Rhoda was met on the other side by her brother, Sylvester "Bum" Hosler, Jr.; sister, Lydia Smitley and granddaughter, Jamie Doremus.
Family and friends may visit Thursday, March 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631). Visitation will continue Friday, March 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Swanton Church of the Nazarene, 315 W. Airport Hwy., where funeral services remembering her life will begin at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor David Rison officiating. Interment will follow at Winameg Cemetery.
A special heartfelt thank you to her hospice nurse, Terri, for the wonderful care she has provided to our Mom over the past few weeks.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Swanton Senior Center.
Visitation: Thursday, March 17th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Funeral Service: Friday, March 18th at 11:00 am at the Swanton Church of the Nazarene
Interment: Winameg Cemetery
Oh how this breaks my heart to hear. I know she has many treasures laid up in Heaven that was awaiting her arrival. I'm praying right now for you all as the service begins.. God bless you all.. much Love, Nancy and Larry Griffin
Nancy Adkins Griffin Mar 18 2016 12:00 AM
I want to express my deepest sympathy to the Whitcomb family. Aunt Rhoda was a wonderful woman who raised wonderful kids. I remember how much I loved coming out and visiting your family when I was young. Aunt Rhoda is part of my fondest memories of my childhood and she will remain there forever. I regret that I couldn't make it to the funeral as I am still fighting what seems to be the flu. Again, my heartfelt sympathy to all that loved her.
Sandy and Dan Brooks and family Mar 18 2016 12:00 AM
So sorry for your lose prayers to family
lauire440@yahoo Mar 17 2016 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your loss, keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
John & Jody Herriott, John & Donna Adams Mar 16 2016 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with the Whitcomb family.
Ella Shelley Mar 15 2016 12:00 AM
Sally, Margie, Chickie, Clarence, and Richard, and Chelsea and the rest of the family that I have mentioned. God has taken his beautiful Angel into his hands. She is pain free and with all the loved ones that went before her. I just want to say what a honor and priveledge it was to have spent the time with Mrs. Whitcomb and the family. The care that you provided to her was the tops. I was always have a place in my heart for Mrs. Whitcomb and you all. To Chelsea Give your chin up high. Your grandma will be watching over you and will be proud of what you do in life. She will be your gaurdian angel. Sending prays and hugs to all of you.
Terri Wilcox Mar 14 2016 12:00 AM
What a special woman who loved our daughter as her own granddaughter. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts. So sorry for your loss and continued prayers for you all.
Mike and Kerri Rochelle Mar 14 2016 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss, and I know your mother meant so much to so many that her memory will always be alive to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Susan
Susan Harper-Morales Mar 14 2016 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. My prayers and heartfelt sympathy are with you. God Bless.
LOIS Pass Mar 14 2016 12:00 AM
Heaven received one of the best . Prayers of comfort for your families.
Karen Bundy Mar 13 2016 12:00 AM