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Renee L. Rhoads, 33, of Newville, passed away with her loving parents by her side on Thursday, February 18, 2010, in the Select Specialty Hospital, Harrisburg. She was born on Tuesday, June 1, 1976, in Hershey, and is the daughter of Roy W. and Ruby J. (Shughart) Rhoads of Newville and with whom she lived.

Renee was a 1994 graduate of Big Spring High School in Newville, and in 2000, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy in Albany, New York. She was a registered pharmacist in Pennsylvania and Virginia and was currently employed with Quality Care Pharmacy, Carlisle and the Holly Pharmacy in Mt. Holly Springs. Renee was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Walnut Bottom and the American Pharmacists Association. Renee enjoyed reading, always thought of others first, and cherished the times of joy with her family and friends.

In addition to her Mother and Father, she is survived by her paternal grandmother, Dorris (Richwine) Rhoads of Carlisle, her maternal grandmother, M. Lucille (Ulsh) Shughart of Newville and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  She also loved and enjoyed her feline and canine companions; Harly and Manny.

Services to celebrate Renee’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2010, in the Trinity United Methodist Church, 118 W. Main St., Walnut Bottom with Rev. Dr. Karl R. Herman officiating. Burial will immediately follow the services in the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the services. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Von Hippel-Lindau Family Alliance, 2001 Beacon St., Suite 208, Boston, MA 02135-7787 or to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Walnut Bottom, PA 17266.

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So sorry to hear about Renee. The family has my thoughts and prayers

 Jeff Rhoades
Please know that the entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.  We feel so blessed that we had the chance to get to know Renee and pray that the memories of her will keep you comforted in the days to come.  May God watch over you and bring you peace and comfort.

 Angie & Bob Niswonger
We are saddened to hear about your loss.  She was a fighter.  Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron, Diane, Kim, Alex, and Hannah Hess
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this tough time.

 Traci (Krause) Kreiser
I am very sorry to hear about Renee passing. I know that she will be missed by many people, as she has impacted their lives over the years with her spirit. I knew Renee from high school, and will remember her beauty and kindness.

Caron Zell
Mr. & Mrs. Rhoads,
You are, and have been for a long time, in our thoughts and prayers! Renee touched so many lives.  She was a beautiful soul!

Roy & Danielle (Adler) Daugherty & Family

Ruby & Roy-I cannot find the words.  We are so saddened by the loss of Renee.  Our thoughts & prayers are with you.  We will miss her greatly.

Josh, Tisha & Joseph Snyder

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  We have been keeping her in our prayers.  I pray that God in time will grant you peace and grace.

God Bless
Jonathan and Michele Bowers

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. What a fighter and a true gift to everyone who she has touched.

The Weikel Family

We will miss Renee so much.  She was such an amazing person.  We are so fortunate to have been blessed with her friendship.  May she rest in peace in the hands of the Lord.

Sharon and Grant Hoffheins

Renee, even though you are gone, you will be in our hearts forever. Many thoughts and prayers go out to your family!

Sharon Myers

We knew Renee from school where she had a smile and such joy.  Her determination and fight was such an inspiration.  We were lucky to have known her.  Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time.  May the happy memories bring you comfort.

Brian and Beth (Rosevear) Grove
Ruby and Roy,
My heart is with you in your loss.  May your beautiful memories of Renee fill your hearts and live forever.

Phyllis Mesick
We are so very sorry for your loss.  May your many wonderful memories of Renee comfort you.  Our prayers are with you.

Darren and Angela (Bistline) Reighard
Roy and Ruby,
I feel so lucky to have had the chance to know Renee, she was such a strong and beautiful person and an inspiration to everyone who knew her.  It is truly touching to see the devotion you both have to her. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love, Lindsey
I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  Renee was such a sweet person and she will be missed by many.

Sara (Sheaffer) Shoop
Renee is a great friend. She will be greatly missed. God Bless.

Shawn Stevens
We are so sorry to hear that Renee lost her long fought battle.  You all have been through so much--now Renee is at peace without suffering.  Thoughts & prayers are with you all!

Kevin & Stacy (Reid) Rosenberry
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. God Bless.

 Buz & Angie Anderson

God Bless you as you as you face a very difficult time in your life. Know that others are praying for you and care about you. GOD loves you.

Bob & Connie Tichnell
Your spirit will live on forever through the lasting care you had for your patients and the love you share with friends and family.

Sean Greene - ACP '00
Sorry to hear about Renee.  She was a very warm and caring person that will be missed greatly at the Pharmacy. Your family will be in my prayers.  God Bless.

Jason  Klinger
I'm sure Renee was a lot like you Ruby, and you were a wonderful person to work with at the Barracks. It hurts me very much for you and Roy to lose your child.

Lee Fischbach

  Mr. & Mrs. Rhoads you are in my prayers, as has been Renee. God has now taken her to a peaceful place, but she will be greatly missed by all she touched.

Mrion Mattesky
Roy and Ruby:

There are no words to make the loss of a loved one better.  Only know by God's grace and love we are sustained thorough life'journey.

We know as we go through each day, the Master is in control.

You have our deepest sympathy at this time.  Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Fraker Adams
Linda Fraker Markley

Dear Roy & Ruby,

It was one of the greatest priviledges and pleasures to have worked with Renee over the years. Her smiling face was always a welcome sight. She will be greatly missed.  Our deepest condolences to you both, and may the prayers of those around you bring you comfort.

 Clem, Ann, Amelia & Sarah Boncal

My Heartfelt Sorrow for your Loss.  May God Bless.

Tom Smith
Ruby and Roy.
 My heart aches for both of you during this sad time in your life. Renee was a sweetheart and will be missed by so many people who's lives she touched. God bless you and Roy. I pray you stay well.

My prayers are with you during this difficult time. I only worked with Renee for a short time but she was a wonderful person.  God Bless you.

Jody Gilbert
Our thoughts go out to you during this truly difficult time.  Renee was so strong and such a fighter.  She was blessed to have such loving parents as we were all blessed to have known her.  We will miss her and remember her loving spirit.

Kevin & Lori (Jones) Chestnut & Family
So sorry to hear of your loss. I was the librarian at Centerville Elementary when Renee was a student there. I remember her well as I'm sure you will in the wonderful memories you have of her. May God grant you peace.

Mrs. Cathy Herman
I am a former member of Trinity church, grew up in Walnut Bottom and I had Mr. Rhoads as a teacher at Big Spring.  I have followed Renee's struggle over the years by word of mouth and I can only think what a brave and glorious young lady she was.  I know you both are so proud of her accomplishments in life, not only being a pharmacist but braving such a horrible disease for so long.  Please know that I have thought of all of you many times over the years and I will pray for the Lord to comfort you, I know he will.  Please cherish your wonderful memories.

Tina (Penner)Wood
Dear Ruby and Roy,

I am so very sorry to hear of Renee's passing.  May your memories of your beautiful daughter give you peace during the difficult days to come.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa Horn
Our prays are with you, she is in a better place now...

 Barbara Sierra

Our many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.Know that Renee is resting in the arms of God and that she touched so many lives with her smile and determination. May God Bless you all and keep you till you are with Renee again someday!!!!

Mike, Cindy ,Chelsea Goshorn
Mr. and Mrs. Rhoads - We met Renee many years ago when she worked at CVS in Delmar, NY and she was a guest in our home when she visited Nicole and Tom. We want you to know how sorry we are about your loss and that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Susan and Richard Green
My heart is so sad to hear of Renee's passing - so young.  May you feel the love and peace of God during this time.

Renee Godfrey Mountz
Roy and Ruby, 
 Tanya and I are glad we were able to visit with both of you and Renee over the Christmas Holiday.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and always.  She will be greatly missed.

 Mike and Tanya Lewis

To the family of Renee.
I want to express my sincere sympathy to all of you, especially to the parents and grandparents. May God's Word, the Bible comfort you in this difficult time. (Phil4:6,7 Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let YOUR petitions be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard YOUR hearts and YOUR mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.
Also may you look forward to seeing your loved Renee again as promised by God's son Jesus Christ in John5:28,29 which says that the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his [Jesus] voice and come out.
So the Bible clearly shows that the resurrection is the remedy for death.
Again, may you find strength as you take in more knowledge of the promises our Creator made for us.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Manuela Lyons

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Since 1853
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