The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 27, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, March 28, 2013



Louise M. Altman Hicks

Louise M. Altman Hicks, 73, of Hump Mountain, Lockbridge, died March 26, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Rhoda Virginia McGlothlin Hofstetter

Rhoda Virginia McGlothlin Hofstetter, 102, of Ansted, died Feb. 12, 2013, at her home in Ansted.

Born Dec. 17, 1910, in Ravenswood, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Lula Wagner McGlothlin. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Robert McGlothlin; and her husband, Martin Hofstetter.

Rhoda was a graduate of Ravenswood High School, Marshall College (now Marshall University) with an A.B. degree in Mathematics and an M.A. in Guidance and certification in Math Supervision.

She taught at Lenore High School from 1933-1937 and in Williamson High in Mingo County from 1938-1946. In 1946, she and her husband, Martin, relocated to Ansted.

She taught math at Nuttall High until she accepted the position of Fayette County Math Supervisor in 1968. Her husband, Martin, was industrial arts teacher at Ansted High until his death in 1973. Rhoda took early retirement in 1973 because of her husband’s illness.

Rhoda was a member of The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, in Ansted, where she was the first woman to be a member of the vestry of her church. She organized and was chairman of the church’s Memorial Gift Fund. She also served in other capacities in the Diocese of the Episcopal Church.

Rhoda was a member of several local community organizations: Delta  Kappa Gamma (past president), Ansted Garden Club (helped organize and was a charter member), New Haven Community Education Outreach Service (formerly Homemakers sponsored by West Virginia University Extension Services), The Fayette County Retired School Personnel, and West Virginia and national education organizations. She also was active in The Fayette Study Club.

Surviving: sister-in-law, Grace Needs McGlothlin of Louisiana; nephews, Ron and Carolyn McGlothlin of Louisiana, and Robert (Bo) and Norma McGlothlin of New Jersey; niece, Shari McGlothlin Hall of Texas and several great-nieces and nephews.

She leaves many friends to cherish her memory. Many times she was heard to say, “Friends make my life worth living.”

Rhoda willed her remains to the Marshall University Medical School in Huntington.

A memorial service for Rhoda was held at The Church of the Redeemer on March 23.

Rhoda was always interested in the neat appearance of her property and her town, therefore those who wish to do so may plant a tree in Rhoda’s honor and in memory of her life.

Submitted by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

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