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Arlene Kowalski Rhames

October 14, 1944 — May 24, 2023

Arlene Kowalski Rhames

Arlene Kowalski Rhames, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away peacefully at her residence, at the age of 78 on May 24th, 2023. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Leesburg Cemetery. Father Ray Levreault will officiate.


She was born on October 14, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Nathan and Elenor Kowalski.  Arlene graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Newark State College and pursued a career as an educator before dedicating herself to her loving family as a devoted homemaker.


Arlene's memory will be cherished by many who knew her throughout her life. Her childhood memories were filled with adventurous bike rides on her brother's bicycle as a teenager. She lived life to the fullest and had a love for the great outdoors. She enjoyed spending time in St. Joe Beach, Florida and took advantage of any opportunity to spend time sewing.


Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Curtis Rhames of Lee County GA; Son Chris Rhames (Ruth) of Worth County GA, daughter Karen Stroud (Ricky) of Lee County GA; Grandchildren Camille Rhames, Lydia Stroud, Robyn Rhames, and Reese Stroud; Brother Alan Kowalski (Carol) from Parsippany New Jersey; her niece and nephew, Eric and Brandi.


The family will receive friends following the service at Leesburg Cemetery.

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Graveside Service

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Leesburg Cemetery

GA-32, Leesburg, GA

Family to receive friends following the service

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