Jerry Rhoades

Jerry Leonard Rhoades, 59, of Vermont, formerly of Hopedale, died at 12:14 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born Aug. 30, 1945, in Hopedale, the son of Leonard and Muriel White Rhoades. He married Julie Monroe in October 1965 in Morton.

Surviving are three sons, Mark of Normal, Troy of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Trent of Los Angeles; three grandchildren; and one sister, Betty (and Charles) Holmes of Delavan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

He worked at Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria for many years and then was a self-employed carpenter until two years ago.

Cremation has been accorded. There will be no services or visitation. Davis Mortuary, Hopedale Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/3/2005

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