Rhea Ann Adgate of Ann Arbor, Michigan went to be with her loving Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 after battling cancer. God truly sustained her with his gracious presence and the support of family, friends, and caring medical professionals. We all rejoice that she now has full healing and "the joy of the Lord is her strength." Rhea was born in Goodrich, Michigan, June 23, 1927. She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Fern Yerkey and three sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her three children: Steve & Ellen Adgate of Wisconsin, Bob & Ronda Adgate of Virginia and Ann & Dale Duckworth of Indiana as well as nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Rhea attended Michigan State University and earned a degree in Education in 1949, followed by a Masters Degree at MSU. She was a sorority member of Zeta Tau Alpha and among the first female cheerleaders of MSU. She was Assistant Professor of Home Economics at Valparaiso University until her retirement. She also taught in public schools in Grandville, Linden, and Fenton, Michigan. She received a distinguished service award (The Sagamore of the Wabash) from the Governor of Indiana. Rhea thoroughly enjoyed her family, friends, and life in Ann Arbor including being an active member of Huron Hills Church. She was active in two Bible Studies. She also cherished neighbors and gardening at Sequoia Place. Rhea will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 22, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 South Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 23, at Huron Hills Church, 3150 Glazier Way, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. The family will also receive friends from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place at the Goodrich Cemetery in Goodrich, MI. Contributions may be made to the
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