Justine B. “Sis” (Bauman) Rhoads, 88, of Bally, wife of the late Leon P. Rhoads, passed away on Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital – 17th Street in Allentown.
Born in Bally, she was the daughter of the late Harvey E. and Florence (Mutter) Bauman.
Justine was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally and the Bally Senior Center. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed reading and crocheting.
She is survived by her son James W. Rhoads, husband of Mary, of Hereford and her daughter Elaine M. Smith, wife of Ricky, of Gilbertsville; her brothers Frank of Bally, Ernest of Macungie, Robert of Bechtelsville, and Richard and Roger both of Bally; her sisters Jean Sobotor of Fl., Georgina Schmoyer of Barto, Eleanor Weinsteiger and Ruth Heydt both of Bechtelsville; grandchildren Beverly, James Jr., Kerry, Jason and Kelly; and great grandchildren Megan, Adam, Lucas, Gabrielle, Grady, Nathaniel and Xavier. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her brothers Donald, Kenneth and Jerry.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 15 at 11:00 AM at Most Blessed Sacrament RC Church, 610 Pine Street, Bally with Msgr. Edward J. Coyle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville and on Monday from 10:00 AM to 10:45AM at the church.
Memorial donations may be made in Justine’s name to Most Blessed Sacrament RC Church, 610 Pine Street, PO Box C, Bally, PA 19503 or Lehigh Valley Health Network, Development Department, PO Box 4000, 2100 Mack Blvd., Allentown Pa 18105-4000. Please include a note stating that your gift is in memory of Justine.