Candler - Rubena Childers Silver, 78, of Candler, NC passed away Friday, July 1, at her home. Born in
Canton, NC, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Connie Penland Childers. Mrs. Silver spent all of
her adult life in Candler, where she was a homemaker and mother. For many years, she was active in the
United Methodist Women, and served as President of the Asheville District. She was a member of Trinity
United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Richard J. Silver; two daughters, Cathey Rhodarmer Turbyfill
(Philip) of Candler, Andrea Rhodarmer Cody (Ed) of Asheville, and one son, Alan Rhodarmer (Marlene),
of Weaverville. Also surviving are two brothers, Frank Childers (Lois) of Merritt Island, FL, Harold Childers
(Felma) of Canton, NC, and two sisters, Mary Jo Harris of Candler, NC, and Martha Stiles of Clyde, NC,
nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond
Childers and Ralph Childers.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 30, at Trinity UMC in West Asheville with Rev.
Rodney Hagans officiating. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary immediately before the service,
at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, and/or to Trinity
UMC, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. assisted the family.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on July 17, 2011
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Obituary, 17 July 2011.
|Rubena Childers (Rhodarmer, Silver)
9 July 1932 - 1 July 2011
Haywood County NC Buncombe County NC