Sunday, October 11, 2015

Dorothy Kathryn Rhoades (October 5, 2015)

Dorothy Kathryn Rhoades, age 92, of Bradford, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 3:26 PM at Oakley Place in Greenville. She was born on March 19, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Samuel & Lova (Grise) Bashore.

She is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Nova & Allen Rogers of West Milton, Ohio, and Nina & Lowell Unger of Greenville; grandchildren, Durinda & Harold Simmerman, Shelly & William Lane, Kim & Scott Stickley, Craig Unger & fiancé Katrina Smith and Kathy & John Bachmann; 12 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; foster son, Herbert Staight of Huber Heights, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Rhoades whom she married on December 14, 1940; son, Duane Rhoades; siblings, Mary Hill, Izora Strobel, Vertie Horner, Edith Redman, Bertha Root, Ortha Bashore, John Bashore, Jess Bashore and 3 infant siblings.

Dorothy was a member of Gettysburg-Webster Grange, Dixie Twirlers and Friedens Lutheran Church, Bloomer, Ohio. She worked on the family farmer with her husband Ivan and also worked at Neff Lettering.

There will be a service held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be sent to