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Martha Scarboro Rhem, 88, loved shopping with her girls

Martha Scarboro Rhem
Martha Scarboro Rhem

WILMINGTON — Martha Scarboro Rhem, 88, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 13, 2019, at her home.

She was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Wake County to the late Charles Robert Scarboro and Martha Elizabeth Bayliss Scarboro.

She was a devoted member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, where she served as teacher and UMW president.

Martha retired with 25 years of service from E.I. Dupont after heading several positions at Kinston; Wilmington; and Charleston, South Carolina.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Rhem Jr.; and brothers, Charles Scarboro Jr., Richard Scarboro, and twin brother, Willard Scarboro.

She is survived by her daughter, Debby Rhem Hines (Ira) of Wilmington; two granddaughters, Shannon Ormsby Hufham (Mike) and Lesley Ormsby Fay (Chris), all of Wilmington; six great-grandchildren of Wilmington; sister, Mary Sue Horton of Knightdale; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martha loved her family, church family, friends and neighbors and was known by all who loved her as “Bamma.” She was an avid reader and loved to shop with her girls.

The family welcomes any who would like to attend her memorial service at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 18, at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church. A private graveside service will be held with family at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in Martha’s memory to Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, 409 South Fifth Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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