Julia Rhamy, age 87, of Wooster Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 3 at Wooster Community Hospital.
Born April 18, 1934 to William and Beulah Bechtel, Julia grew up and spent her entire life as a resident of Wooster, a community she cherished, where she enjoyed spending time with so many wonderful, life-long friends. She married the love of her life, the late Dwight J. Rhamy, on October 19, 1954, which, as she put it, was the happiest day of her life . Theirs was truly a fairy tale love story for the ages. Together they raised 4 beautiful children, Diane, Cristie, Rodney, and later, Jason. Family was everything to them and they worked hard to provide their children with a good loving home, but they also found time for fun through horseback riding, golfing, ice skating, skiing, dancing and even camping, much of which they did with their children.
Julia also helped her mother in her downtown Wooster clothing store, The Beulah Bechtel Dress Shop, for many years, going on purchasing trips with her mother to New York and Chicago and helping so many women here find the perfect clothes. She was so incredibly kind to others and there wasn t anything she wouldn t do to help her family and friends.
She also loved the dogs she and Dwight had over the years and was a proponent of the Humane Society, member of the Junior Women s Club and even helped volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
In their later years, Julia and Dwight continued their love story splitting their time between Wooster and The Villages in Florida, where they listened to music every day, enjoyed taking cruises. golfing and dancing the nights away, always together. Their love always strong until the very end.
Julia is survived by her daughters, Diane Fishburn and Cristie Dice, her grandchildren, Jason Fishburn, Natasha Fishburn, Shawn Kaylor, Julia, Anna and Christian Dice and her great grandchildren, Winston and Jackson Kaylor.
Calling hours followed by a memorial service will be held at McIntire, Bradham and Sleek Funeral Home located at 216 E Larwill St., Wooster, on Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 1-3:00 p.m. followed immediately with a memorial service beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Masks will be required to keep everyone safe.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the funeral home