Lora Jane Dunmire Rhudy, 85, died on May 27, 2015 at The Covington Assisted Living facility in Raleigh. She was born February 13, 1930 in Spring Hill, Kansas to Ray Allen Dunmire and Margaret Null Dunmire. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Darrell Lee Rhudy.
Jane was a graduate of the Spring Hill, Kansas school system and earned a degree in Education from the University of Kansas. After a brief career in teaching in a Johnson County, Kansas elementary school, she married Darrell Rhudy on Dec. 21, 1952, and moved to Raleigh, NC, the site of her husband’s first assignment with pharmaceutical manufacturer, Burroughs Wellcome Co. (now Glaxo-SmithKline). Subsequent transfers and promotions took them to Kansas City, Tuckahoe, NY, Fullerton, CA, Los Altos, CA, and finally back to Raleigh in 1970. Jane was the accomplished, caring, and loving homemaker through all the moves, and successfully raised three children along the way.
Jane was active in various PTA’s, clubs, and volunteer organizations. She loved to sew and was very accomplished at her craft, completing many quilts of varying sizes, as well as countless other items. She served as a docent for the NC Museum of History and historic Mordecai House. She was a member of the Coley Forest Garden Club and White Memorial Presbyterian Church. She and her husband enjoyed many trips in retirement throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand, as well as enjoyable times with family.
Jane was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Allen Dunmire. She is survived by her husband, Darrell Lee Rhudy; her brother, Fred Dunmire of Overland Park, KS; daughter, Lee Ann Roberts and husband, John of Raleigh; son, Paul Allen Rhudy of Black Mountain, NC; son, Ross Therman Rhudy and wife, Penny of Raleigh; grandsons, David Lee Roberts, Brian Christopher Roberts, Austin Lee Rhudy, and Dylan Blake Rhudy; great-granddaughter, Alessandra Ahumada Roberts, and great-grandson, Noah David Roberts.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at White Memorial Presbyterian Church at 2:00pm on Friday, June 5th with visitation immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County (now called Transitions Life Care). Arrangements by Cremation Society of the Carolinas.