September 13, 1922 - October 30, 2014
STEVENS, Rhetta O. - 92, of Cape May and formerly of Piscataway, NJ and Shippensburg, PA was surrounded by her three children on Thursday, October 30, 2014 when she quietly took her place with the Lord. Rhetta Margaret was the daughter of Bessie (Fogelsanger) and Edward O'Shaughnessy. She grew up in Shippensburg, met her husband, James Stites Stevens in Cape May and lived in Piscataway, NJ. They raised Nancy (Philip) Kagan, James (Constance) and Deborah (Peter) Binney there and they were able to retire to Cape May in 1985. Rhetta graduated from Shippensburg High School and from Shippensburg State Teachers College. She taught elementary school in Cape May and New Brunswick, NJ. She was a past member of Community Baptist Church in Somerset, NJ and lately of Cape Island Baptist Church where she had been a trustee and an always faithful contributor to its mission. Rhetta leaves a gentle legacy of kindness and charity to her four beloved grandchildren, Elizabeth Stevens (Isaac Thorne), Jonathan (Jenn) Stevens, Michael (Audra) Binney and James Binney. Also, four great grandchildren, Anderson and Charlotte Thorne, Jeffrey and Charles Stevens. Rhetta appreciated the love and support of her sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Stevens) Nyblade; her niece, Susan Borchert; great niece, Christina Borchert and her lovely Sewell Avenue neighbors. In Shippensburg, Rhetta is survived by her cousin, Lincoln Fogelsanger (Nancy) and cousin John Fogelsanger's wife, Mary Ann. John Fogelsanger and Rhetta's brother, William Birtwell Jr. predeceased her. The family wishes to thank the kind, professional staff of Cape Visiting Nurse Association Health and Hospice as well as The Rev. Ned Flexor. Services were for family at graveside in Cold Spring Cemetery, Cape May, NJ.
STEVENS, Rhetta O. - 92, of Cape May and formerly of Piscataway, NJ and Shippensburg, PA was surrounded by her three children on Thursday, October 30, 2014 when she quietly took her place with the Lord. Rhetta Margaret was the daughter of Bessie... View Obituary & Service Information
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