Adrienne Wheeler Rudge

Adrienne Wheeler Rudge, a resident of Easton, Maryland, died on Saturday, December 10, 2022. She was 80.

Adrienne was born on December 15, 1941 to Betty Jean Hammond and Charles Elliot Wheeler. She grew up on her family’s waterfront farm on Trippe Creek in Easton and graduated from The Country School, George School in Newtown, Pa., and in 1963 from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. She received a master’s degree from the New York University School of Education.

After a year of teaching English at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass., Adrienne married Kit Rudge, and they moved to New York City in August 1964. She joined the faculty of Nightingale Bamford School while he practiced law. They moved to Chappaqua, NY, in 1975 where they raised their two sons, John and Andrew.

While living in Chappaqua, Adrienne served on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Retiring in 2001, she moved to Easton, where she built a home on her family’s farm. Her involvement in the local community has included board membership at Talbot Hospice and Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers. She enjoyed her participation in the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore and her membership in The Harbor Club, where she had a regular Friday afternoon bridge game with good friends. She was an active member and a trustee of Third Haven Friends Meeting. During her retirement, she enjoyed traveling both nationally and internationally. She returned to New York City frequently to visit friends and family and to enjoy the theater and visits to the many museums in Manhattan.

Adrienne is survived by her son John Rudge of White Plains, NY, her son Andrew Rudge and her daughter-in-law Shelley Jones Rudge of Chevy Chase, Md., by her sisters Lindsley Smith and Susan Wheeler, both of Easton, her brother Charles Wheeler of Berkeley, Calif., and by her four grandchildren: Charlie, Elizabeth, Avery and Kate Rudge. Kit Rudge died in 1995.

A memorial service will be held at Third Haven Friends Meeting at 405 South Washington Street in Easton in spring 2023 (date and time to follow).

Contributions in Adrienne’s memory may be made to Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers, 133 N. Washington St, Easton, MD 21601 or to Talbot Hospice, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD, 21601.

Third Haven Friends Monthly Meeting is a member of Southern Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends General Conference of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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