Rhudy, Lettie Mae

Class of 1912

Birth: January 1, 1891, Burkes Garden, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Death: August 23, 1991, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA

Burial: 
Wheatland Lutheran Church Cemetery
BuchananBotetourt CountyVirginiaUSA

Parents
Levi Elijah Hawkins Rhudy (18551942)
Nannie Isabel Mahood Rhudy (18601930)
Spouse: Curtis Cline Cronise (18881964)
Siblings
Kelly Greeves Rhudy (18831886)
Clarence Hays Rhudy (18841980)
Elmer Lindsay Rhudy (18881970)
Nancy Pearl Rhudy Leslie (18951984)
Children
Andrew Rhudy Cronise (19192000)
Helen Elizabeth Cronise (19222014)
Curtis Loraine Cronise (19282011)
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Biography
Lettie was born in 1891. She was a daughter of Levi Elijah Hawkins Rhudy and Nannie Isabel Mahood. She was born and raised in Burkes Garden. She graduated from Mont Amoena Seminary (Lutheran school for girls) and received her teaching certificate from Radford State Normal 20 July 1914. She accepted a teaching position in Botetourt Co., VA, where she met her husband, Curtis Cline Cronise. They were married in Burkes Garden but settled on Cronise land in Botetourt Co., where they raised four children and farmed. Lettie lived there for the rest of her life. She had celebrated her 100th birthday about 6 months before she passed away in 1991. She thought it was quite an accomplishment to have seen Haley’s Comet twice in her lifetime. She and her husband are buried in the Wheatland Lutheran Church cemetery.
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