Stella Rhodes Sproat Obituary


Stella Rhodes Sproat died in her home at 430 Leonard Avenue, Washington, July 29, 1970, at 10:25 a.m. after a five month illness.

She was born in Jefferson, Greene County, September 14, 1883, a daughter of Othaniel and Pheobe Jane Johnson Rhodes. A brother, George Johnson Rhodes, died in infancy.

Following graduation from Jefferson Academy at Canonsburg, attendance at Dana's Musical Institute, Warren, Ohio; and Waynesburg College School of Music, she taught piano and was a church organist.

On July 19, 1911, she married Charles Ross Sproat, who died May 8, 1963.

Surviving is one daughter, Stella Jane Sproat.

Mrs. Sproat was a member of the Church of the Covenant and its circles. She was a teacher of both the Garver-Wallace and Atwell Women's Sunday School Classes of the former Second Presbyterian Church, and as an active participant in the Women's Missionary Society of that church.

For many years she served various local organizations, having been a former active member of the Washington Current Events Club, Young Women's Christian Association, and Martha Washington Garden Club of which she was a past president. She maintained membership in the Washington Literary Society having served as president and secretary.

Descended from Washington and Fayette County pioneer families, she was a member of Western Colony, Society of Mayflower Descendants, eligible through the line of Mayflower Pilgrim Edward Doty.

She held various offices in Washington County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, her revolutionary ancestors including Aide-To-Washington, John Hopwood, Sergeant Dennis Smith Moses Cooper, and Colonel Thomas Gaddis.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)

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