Date Honored: November 2007
“My Loved one was special because”: she was a beloved daughter, a devoted wife, a loving mother, a true friend, a dedicated teacher, and a living inspiration to everyone her life touched…she brought joy to many lives and her human presence made them richer and more complete. Throughout this demanding journey, Rhea consistently held her head high and lived life as a lady with all the world's riches within her grasp. Her desire to remain strong and live her life to the fullest makes her a hero in the eyes of many. While she continued her own internal fight, Rhea worked to improve others’ lives: her family, the children in her classroom, other cancer victims, and every human being that she came in contact with. Without a doubt, Rhea was an amazing woman and a living hero. She will always remain in our hearts and will be forever missed and forever loved.
~ Rick Osmun