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Carol Rhoades
(September 22, 1938 - December 21, 2012)

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Carol Rhoades

CHARLESTON, IL – On December 21, 2012, in the company of her loved ones, the Lord came and took Carol Y. Rhoades to his heavenly home.  Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday evening, December 26, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston.  Services honoring and celebrating her life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Central Christian Church, 915 West Lincoln in Charleston with Pastor Cory Yeager officiating.  Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston.   It is requested that memorial gifts in her honor be made to Carle Hospice, Central Christian Church or the Coles County Animal Shelter.  Gifts may be left on the memorial table at the visitation or service, or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920. 

Carol was born near Hammersville, Ohio on September 22, 1938, and was the daughter of the late Harry and Leona (Piatt) McKenzie.  She married Carl Rhoades on January 22, 1955 and they enjoyed forty-six years of marriage prior to his death on July 15, 2001.  In addition to her parents and husband Carol was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas McKenzie and sisters, Marion Seymour, Dorothy Fite and Peggy Dougal. 

Carol is survived by two daughters, Roxanne Rhoades of Sardinia, Ohio and Cherie Huddlestun and husband Matt of Charleston; five grandchildren, Christopher Hunter and wife Carolyn of Williamsburg, Ohio, Jamie Hunter and wife Robin of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kevin Hunter and wife Gee of Batavia, Ohio, Jared Tanner and wife Samantha and Jada Huddlestun, all of Charleston.  She is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren. 

Carol was a member of Central Christian Church and Women of the Moose, Charleston Chapter #1175.  She was also a past member of East Illinois Board of Realtors for more than twenty-one years. 

Carol treasured spending time with family and they will fondly remember the holiday meals she so graciously hosted.  She always enjoyed special time with friends and especially playing bingo together.  In her younger years she also enjoyed traveling and was fortunate to have traveled through 49 of the 50 states.

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