Leah G. Rhoades, age 100, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on January 26, 2012 at 10:20 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 19, 1911 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Henry & Anna (Etter) Givler.
She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Barbara & Robert Motes of Ooltewah, TN; son, Gary Rhoades of Columbus, Ohio; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Elgar E. Rhoades whom she married on March 11, 1936; son, Lee Rhoades; grandson, Jeff Rhoades; brothers, Roy & Carl Givler; and sister, Mary Hunt.
Leah worked at with her husband on their farm as well as Franklin Monroe Elementary as a cook. She was a member of the Painter Creek Church of the Brethren, Gettysburg Grange and was a graduate of Gettysburg School.
There will be a service held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday from 12-2 PM at the funeral home.
Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com