Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC


Rhoda Mary Edmonds

May 27, 1928September 24, 2019

Rhoda Mary Cooney Edmonds, servant of Christ, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and loyal sister passed away on September 24, 2019 at the age of 91.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 AM, Saturday, September 28 at Pennybyrn at Maryfield Chapel officiated by Father Louis Canino, and followed by interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Hanes-Lineberry North Elm St. Chapel, Friday, September 27, beginning at 6:00 PM and concluding with a Rosary Service at 7:15 PM.

Rhoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest of four children, of the late Roger and Kathryn Elizabeth Gallagher Cooney. In addition to her parents, her siblings and her husband of 47 years, John J. Edmonds, preceded her in death.

Her faith was the foundation of how she lived and raised her family. She never wavered from her convictions when challenged, which her children and grandchildren cherish as part of her legacy. She had a zest for life, an exuberant spirit and a great sense of humor, which made everyone comfortable in her company. She enjoyed bowling, golf and dancing. Most important to Rhoda was her faith and her family. She was a founding member of the local chapter, and former President of Birthright. Rhoda was a long time member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

Her children, Kathy Duntemann (Tom), John Edmonds, Bob Edmonds (Mary), Joan Bakane (John), Timothy Edmonds (Mary) and Richard Edmonds (Tracy); fourteen grandchildren; and one great grandchild, survive her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Room at the Inn, 734 Park Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405 or St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Road, Stoneville, NC 27048

Online condolences may be offered at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com

“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” ~John 16:22


  • Roger and Elizabeth Gallagher Cooney, Parents (deceased)
  • John J. Edmonds, Husband (deceased)
  • Kathy Duntemann and husband Tom, Daughter
  • John Edmonds, Son
  • Bob Edmonds and wife Mary, Son
  • Joan Bakane and husband John, Daughter
  • Timothy Edmonds and wife Mary, Son
  • Richard Edmonds and wife Tracy, Son
  • Rhoda is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. In addition to her parents and her husband her three siblings preceded her in death.

  • Room at the Inn
  • St. Francis Springs Prayer Center


  • Visitation Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Rosary service Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 28, 2019


Rhoda Mary Edmonds

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Matt Connolly

September 28, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless!

tricia lasek

September 28, 2019

So many fond memories of your mother. Such a kind and gracious person. Will never forget her "tuna fish and apples" on Fridays.

Bob Reid

September 28, 2019

Bob, my deepest and sincerest condolences at the passing of your Mother. I can tell that she was a great lady. Sorry that I could not be at her service. Bob Reid

Claire Connolly

September 28, 2019

Your mother was a beautiful and kind person. I've thought of her so often over the years.

Dianne McClamroch

September 27, 2019

I will always remember Rhoda as a joyful and enthusiastic person who loved her family and life. She was a tireless advocate for the rights of the unborn and was a mentor to me during our time together in Birthright. She was an inspiration and a sweet friend. I will miss her. Dianne T. McClamroch

Marygrace llewellyn

September 27, 2019

I will never forget your mom's kindness. When I was losing my mom, Rhoda never left my side. I love her. You all had the best!!!

Lorraine Brown

September 26, 2019

Deepest sympathy for the loss of dear Rhoda. She was a gentle sweet saint. May God give her eternal rest and peace forever. Love and prayers, Lorraine Brown

Kathleen O’Connell

September 25, 2019

Rhoda was one of a kind our family will miss her greatly. - Kathleen O’Connell