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RHODEBECK - Laurie A. Age 62, former SUNY Buffalo professor in Political Science, passed away on September 13, 2016 after an extended illness. Born May 11, 1954 to James and Eloise (Dickerson) Rhodebeck, Laurie received her Bachelor of Arts at Miami University and her Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy at Yale University. A dedicated educator, Laurie began her teaching career at the University of Notre Dame. After leaving there, she joined the faculty of the State University of New York, Buffalo. She held a visiting professorship at Oberlin College prior to moving to her current tenured position as Associate Professor at the University of Louisville. Laurie is survived by her sister, Sarah (Rob) Hayslip of Columbus; step-mother, Carol Rhodebeck of Galion; and step-sisters, Linda (Don) Wuestenberg of Gahanna and LuAnn Grover of Westerville. Laurie is preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085 with Rev. John Keeny officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Ohio State University, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, 1480 West Lane Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43221, Crawford County Park District, 2401
State Route 598, Crestline, Ohio 44827 or Kingwood Center Gardens,
50 Trimble Rd., Mansfield, OH 44906.

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