Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 9, 2014

Reba M. Rudolph

TRAVERSE CITY — Reba M. Rudolph, 87, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Munson Medical Center. She was born on Nov. 2, 1926, in Strongs, to the late Frank and Myrtle (Shufelt) Whitmarsh.

She was married to Edwin Rudolph on Aug. 25, 1948. He preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 2009.

Reba was a teacher and had been employed with the Lansing Public Schools for over 25 years.

She volunteered her time at Capital Area Schools Credit Union. She was very active and a proud supporter of the Oak Park YMCA of Lansing.

Reba was a Spartan and the best MSU sports fan.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Rick (Dawn) Rudolph, Christine (Bill) Green and John (Kim) Rudolph; three grandchildren, Brian (Michelle) Green, Brad (Angela) Green and Derrick Rudolph; also four great-grandchildren, Lucas and Isabelle Green and Kali and Katherine Green.

In the spirit of continuing to educate, Reba has graciously donated herself to Michigan State University Medical School.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the Invest in Youth Program at the Oak Park YMCA, 900 Long Blvd., Lansing, MI 48911.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Reba’s family at

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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