Bonnie Marilyn Hilyard Rhodes, 79, of Auburn, IL formerly of Williamsville, IL died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Auburn Nursing and Rehab. She was born on July 22, 1931 in Bunker Hill, IL to Harold and Genevieve Lyles Hilyard. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son: Mark Anthony Rhodes; companion: Charles F. Dodd; three sisters: Connie M. Watson, Ramona J. Abbott and Patsy J. Lane and one brother: Richard W. Hilyard.
A resident of Auburn for one and a half years, she formerly resided in Williamsville. Bonnie was a member of St. John Vianney Church where she was a member of the Perpetual Adoration. Bonnie taught Catechism at Rapid City and for several years at St. John’s. She was also the organist at St. John’s since the late 1960’s. She retired from Horace Mann in January of 1994.
Surviving are two daughters, Michele Kathleen Rubenstein of Springfield, IL and Rebecca Lee Rhodes of Oyster Bay, NY; a son, Lewis Wayne Rhodes of Pearl, IL; six grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.
Visitation: 9:30-10:30 am Thursday, July 28, 2011 at St. John Vianney Church.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 am Thursday, July 28, 2011 at St. John Vianney Church with Reverend Tom Donovan officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Time: 10:30 am