Rhoda B. Feister, 83, formerly of Kinzers, died at the Masonic Village on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late Thomas F. Feister, who died in 2005.
Rhoda graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1949. She worked as secretary and bookkeeper for her husband’s painting contractor business.
She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Paradise since March, 1948.
Rhoda was a member of Chris Penn Chapter #455 Order of the Eastern Star, Christiana, and the Paradise Homemaker’s Club.
Born in Salisbury Township, she was the daughter of the late Ellis B. and Alice Mae (Groff) Brackbill. Rhoda is survived by two daughters, Sandra L. married to Joseph Harbaugh of Honey Grove, Deborah J. married to Samuel Linton of Ronks and a daughter-in-law, Janet E. Feister of Lancaster; grandchildren, John O. Kachel of Honey Grove, Alissa D. Kachel of New Cumberland and Maura K. married to Troy Hiatt of New Providence; great-grandchildren, Gaige Kachel, Brooke Hiatt, Logan Hiatt, Aurora Linton, Carter Linton, Casey Stoltzfus, Josiah Stoltzfus, Alisson Stoltzfus, DJ Soulliard and Jeffrey Soulliard and her siblings, Mary Hershey of Paradise, Christian Brackbill of New Holland and Grace Strubel of Ronks. Rhoda was preceded in death by a son, Thomas “Tuck” Feister; grandchildren, Mark W. Kachel, Karen L. Soulliard and James T. Linton; a great-granddaughter, Katelyn Soulliard; and her siblings, Maurice Brackbill, Elam Brackbill, Aaron Brackbill, Ruth Brackbill, Anna Brackbill, Alice Lantz and J. Harold Brackbill.
Rhoda’s family would like to thank the staff at Masonic Village and Masonic Village Hospice Care for the wonderful care she received.
There will be a viewing on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 1 until 2 PM at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 3001 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA. The funeral is 2 PM from the church with Pastor Eugene Errickson officiating