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Rebecca Rhoads

September 26, 1940 — August 1, 2015

Rebecca Rhoads


REBECCA ANN “BECKY” RHOADS, 74, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 3:38 P.M. on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at her residence in rural Mattoon, IL.

Becky was born on September 26, 1940 in Terre Haute, IN. She was a daughter of Robert William and Josephine (Walker) Carr. She married H. Dale Rhoads on October 26, 1958 in Marshall, IL.

Becky is survived by 4 sons, Ronald E. Rhoads and his wife Laurie of Mattoon, IL, Rodney D. Rhoads and his wife Julia of Champaign, IL, Gregory Lee Rhoads and his wife Kathy of Mattoon, IL and Gary Lee Rhoads and his wife Angie of Charleston, IL; one brother, Mark Carr of Mattoon, IL; one sister, Linda K. Stephens and her husband Dan of Marshall, IL; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Becky was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. She was a 4-H leader with Grandview Pioneers of Edgar County.

Becky went to Jr. High School in Casey, IL and graduated from Marshall High School in 1958. She went on to Lake Land to earn her associates degree.

She had been a reporter for many local newspapers having served as a feature writer and photographer.

Becky enjoyed knitting, playing the piano, teaching others to play the piano and she was a professional photographer.

A celebration of Becky’s life will be held at a later date. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Cancer Foundation.




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