Madge C. Rhine Huffman, age 99, a lifelong resident of the Plymouth area, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2006 in the Willard Health Care Center. She was born on December 4, 1907 in Willard, Ohio as the second daughter to the late Jay and Helen Snyder. Her siblings included 1 sister and 2 brothers. Her father worked for the railroad and the family lived in Willard, Greenwich, Sandusky and Plymouth. She graduated from the Plymouth High School in 1926. She married James Rhine in 1927 and they had 3 children, James, Janice and Thomas. The family lived on Dix St. in Plymouth. The house became a neighborhood gathering place for the friends of her children. She made dresses & costumes for dance recitals for Janice and friends. She endured many at home music rehersals for James, Thomas and friends. She became the neighborhood mother for many.
She enjoyed attending local dances with husband James and many family friends. She worked many years at the Black & Gold Restaurant in Plymouth. The main
importance was her family. Madge & Jim were so proud of their children.
Her next phase of life was her 9 grandchildren. The house on Dix St. once again became the hub of neighborhood activity. Every visit to her house was full of love, attention and especially candy treats. Oh how she loved to put on Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Madge lost her husband Jim on Feb. of 1967 and she endured the loss with help & support from her daughter Janice. Madge remarried in 1971 to Keith Huffman. She lost Keith in 1977. Again she endured her loss with help & support from her daughter Janice.
She was very talented with sewing, crocheting, knitting, & crafts. Many dresses, afghans, rugs, and dolls were crafted by Madge.
She has 7 great grandchildren and all that has met her, are glad to have known her and saddened with her passing. What a life Madge has lived and witnessed over the past century. Thanks Madge; mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, for providing a warm and loving home in the world to live in.
A graveside will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at the Greenlawn Cemetery with Rev. Leonard Shatkus officiating. Obnline condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhome.com