Rhoda P. Bows, 84, of Edgewater died Thursday, May 19, 2011 at home with her family by her side. Rhoda was born April 27, 1927 in Brockton, Massachusetts. She and her late husband William Bows moved to this area in 1996 from Plymouth, MA. Rhoda was proud to be a wife and mother to her three boys as her compassionate and loving manner served them well. Friends and family knew her for being sensitive to others plights and knowing the right words to reassure them. Rhoda was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was active in many church activities. Two of her more passionate activities were quilting and Family Promise. Before moving to Florida she was also a Sunday school teacher when her boys were young. Her family will always think of “mom” when having a good cup of coffee, walking on a beautiful beach and when they see a lighthouse shine. They will know mom is their guiding light. Rhoda is survived by her three sons, Chick Luther and his wife, Donna of Norwell, MA, Russell Luther and his wife, Laurie of Fort Myers, FL and David Luther and his wife, Elena of Edgewater; two grandchildren, Joy and Chad Luther and brothers, Royce, Wallace and Charles Kahler.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 485 Turnbull Bay Road, New Smyrna Beach, 32168.
A celebration of life will be held 1:00PM, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Smyrna Beach with Pastor Don Reiter officiating.
Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, Fl