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Mary Rhodenbaugh


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Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Mary T. Rhodenbaugh, 90, of Silvis, formerly of Sherrard, died on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, 1301 4th St., Orion. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the funeral home with an Order of Eastern Star service immediately following at 7 p.m. Burial will be at Western Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mary's family for a fund to be established.
Mary was born on Oct. 10, 1922, in Sherrard, the daughter of Lester and Gladys Thompson Morgan. John and Lillie Thompson, her aunt and uncle, adopted and raised her. She married Dean W. Rhodenbaugh on Oct. 4, 1941, in Swedona. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1989.
Mary worked as a bookkeeper and office manager of Shepherd Lumber in Sherrard. Later she worked in bookkeeping and accounts payable for Eagle Food, Inc., in Milan, until her retirement. She was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church of Sherrard, as well as the Presbyterian Women and Sherrard Women's Club. Mary was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Valley Chapter 274. She was also in the Sherrard Fire Department Auxiliary and the Sherrard Lioness Club. Mary enjoyed spending time with family and friends, sewing on Wednesdays at church, and playing cards.
Survivors include her children, Larry (Nancy) Rhodenbaugh, Sherrard, Harlan "Huck" (Kathy) Rhodenbaugh, Moline, Carol (Glenn) Rohm, Coal Valley, Diane (Greg) Frew, Sherrard, Debra (Warren) Birely, Sherrard; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Gloria (Don) Paulsen, Orion; special friend, Beryl Jean, Tucson, Ariz.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and grandson, Christopher Wisong.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting her obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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