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    175 Market Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“Marion, Edmund, Sally et al – wish I could’ve been there. My most recent memory of Mary is from 2002, when she graciously directed a driving...Read More »
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“When Lawrence and I were married, Grandmere welcomed me into her family wholeheartedly. I think it is a strong testament to Grandmere's character...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Lawrence and Bala Walters - IL

“Marion, Your mother was a lovely lady, I enjoyed meeting her and getting to visit with her. What a great since of humor. She will be missed!! Love,...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Charlotte Kimberlin - Dallas, TX

“Edmund Very sorry to hear about your mother My thoughts are with you It has been a long time since we have seen each other or talked - hope...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Martin Gold - Charleston, SC

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and Prayers for your family. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Lee

“Marion, It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of your mother from Bala and Lawrence. We always enjoyed our time with her and...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Ravi and Uma Chaudhary - DC

“Marion - We're so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She always had delightful stories and conversation to share and we enjoyed the...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jo and Steve Aronoff

“Dear Marion, I am so sorry to learn of your Mother's death. I'm glad you got to be with her at the end. I know you are grieving and my heart goes...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Sorenson - Euless, TX

“What a loss to all that knew her! Mary was simply a remarkable lady! I knew her mostly thru Marion but on the two occasions I got to be with her in...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Nancie Wagner - Dallas, TX

“Mrs Rhett was a kind jolly lady interested in knowing about all details of conversation. It's as if she knew you for centuries. Mrs Rhett made me...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Dr.and Mrs Surendra PS Chaudhary - MN

“We remember Mary Rhett as an entertaining and gracious lady of the South. She always was fun to be with and she always told great stories. It was an...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Warren R. Pollard - Atlanta, GA

“I last saw the gracious Mrs. Rhett at her daughter Sally's wedding. In the midst of so much commotion, she was always calm and hospitable. I will...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Cotton Wiesboeck - GA


Mary Flowerree Rhett, 90, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Edmund Rhett, died Saturday, February 16, 2013. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at St. Michael's Church at 11:00 am. Interment, churchyard. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Mrs. Rhett was born September 29, 1922, in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of Wayne Flowerree and Marion Lesesne Flowerree. She was a graduate of the Bryn Mawr School for Girls and attended Goucher College. She was a member of the Colonial Dames of SC, The Ladies Benevolent Society, and a former member of the Junior League of Charleston and the Thursday Club. Mrs. Rhett was a member of St. Michael's Church.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Edmund Rhett, Jr.(Sally) of Charleston, SC; two daughters: Marion Flowerree Rhett Walters (David) of Dallas, TX and Sally Moultrie Rhett Roberts (Richard) of Altadena, CA; eight grandchildren: Mary Flowerree Walters, Lawrence Lewis Walters (Bala Chaudhray), Sarah Hamlin Hastings (Matt), William Scott Cogswell (Lucile), Kathryn Poyas Rhett, Edmund van Braam Roberts, Richard Rhett Roberts, and Thaddeus Miles Holt; eight great-grandchildren: Mohini Fonville Walters, Raja Conway Walters, John Connor Hastings, Charles Edmund Hastings, Thomas Rhett Hastings, Henry Joseph Hastings, William Mason Cogswell, and Meade Hamlin Cogswell; and sister Sally F. Harrison of Deer Isle, Maine. She was predeceased by her daughter, Anne Cleland Rhett, and her brother, Charles Conway Flowerree.

Memorials may be made to The Canterbury House, 175 Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

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