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July 6, 1934 - March 15, 2022

Rhonda will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in a private graveside service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Kalamazoo County Humane Society or Kairos Dwelling, in c/o the funeral home.  

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Age 87, passed away late Tuesday evening, March 15, 2022. Rhonda was born in Kalamazoo on July 6, 1934, the daughter of C. Gael and Rachael (Harris) Royer. Rhonda was a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and Parsons Business School. On September 18, 1954, she married Beryl F. Edwards who preceded her in death on December 20, 2002.  She worked for many years as a children’s day-care provider. Her love for children led Rhonda and Beryl to serve as foster parents for 48 lucky infant children. Rhonda is survived by her daughter, Susan (Vern) Newhouse of Kalamazoo; 3 grandsons, Kevin (Adrienne) Newhouse, Justin (Ruby) Newhouse, Thomas (Brooke) Newhouse; sister, Janet Marcusse; two nieces; and many friends. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.