Rhoda Broekhuizen

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 November 2022 at 6:58 pm

HOLLEY/BATAVIA – Rhoda Broekhuizen, 91, passed away peacefully November 10, 2022, into the arms of her best friend and loving husband Ted.

Mrs. Broekhuizen was a beloved teacher to many students over the years at Holley Elementary School. She enjoyed going to the casino with her friends, nieces and loved to travel to Maderia Beach FL., with her husband Ted.

Rhoda enjoyed writing children’s books and even had one published. She was an active member of the Holley First Presbyterian Church and also sang in the choir. Mrs. Broekhuizen’s greatest joy were her grandsons who she was extremely proud of.

She was predeceased by her loving husband and best friend of 60 plus years, Theodore in 2016; siblings, John (Mary) Westervelt, William (Erien) Westervelt, Eleanor (George) Sears and Dorothy (Albert) Burd; brother-in-law, Lester (Jane) Broekhuizen.

Rhoda is survived by her loving children, Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Cliff of Batavia and Bruce Broekhuizen of Holley; loving grandsons, Ryen Cliff and Alexandre (Morgan Zakes) Cliff and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes 16650 State Route 31, Holley, on Thursday, November 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. Rhoda’s funeral service will be held at the Holley First Presbyterian Church 34 E. Albion St. Holley, NY 14470 on Friday, November 18, at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Ted at Hillside Cemetery.

The family would like to thank everyone at the Manor for the care and love shown to Rhoda.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Holley First Presbyterian Church or the Community Free Library 86 Public Square, Holley, NY 14470.

To share a special memory of Mrs. Broekhuizen, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.