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Patricia Charlene (McGaha) Rubke
July 24, 1942 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Patricia Charlene “McGaha” Rubke, age 81, passed away at her residence on December 18, 2023.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Lillian Thigpen McGaha, daughter, Trish Rubke-Hunt, husband, Karl John Rubke, and sister, Deloras McGaha.
Pat was born July 24, 1942, in Telfair County Georgia. In the 1950’s the family settled in Hazlehurst, where she called home till after graduation. After spending most of her adult life in Marietta, Ga where she raised two kids, and was an at-home cosmetologist. She made a career move in the 90’s and went back to school to become an RN.
She worked many years at Northside Hospital of Atlanta on the OB floor as a
Lactation specialist. And finally at the young age of 62 she fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse practitioner, which she continued for several years past retirement age. In her spare time, she always had a love of cooking, working in her yards and was an avid reader.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Terry (Cami) Rubke of Milton Ga.; daughter-in-law, Cami Rubke-Hunt of Athens, Ga.; grandchildren, Cali and Addison Rubke and Bryce and Gavin Rubke-Hunt; brothers, Billy (Gail) McGaha of Vidalia and David (Karen) McGaha of Panama City; sisters, Delaine McGaha and Joyce Darley both of Hazlehurst; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will welcome visitors and have a small gathering Saturday, December 23rd at 2:00pm at the home of her sister, Delaine McGaha at 589 Lumber City Hwy., Hazlehurst.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.