G. Aldeana Rhodes, 79, of Springfield, died at 3:15 am, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born January 17, 1932 in Girard, IL to Fred and Ethel Fern Nichols Smith. She married Roy E. Rhodes, Sr. on March 3, 1951 and he preceded her in death on October 23, 1993. Her parents; two daughters and two granddaughters also preceded her in death.
Survivors include four daughters, Linda Thompson of Troy, MO, Pat Rhodes and Judy (Richard) Fulscher both of Springfield and Nanette (David) Sorrell of Cantrall; two sons, Roy E. (Gayla) Rhodes, Jr. and Wendell (Jennifer) Rhodes both of Springfield; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Roberta Orr of Springfield and Helen Roland of Missouri; two brothers, Dola Ray (Betty) Smith and Steve (Bev) Smith both of Springfield and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Aldeana was a resident of Springfield most of her life. She worked for Illinois Bell Telephone in Chicago; Memorial Medical Center and retired from Sangamo Electric.
Private family services will be held with burial to follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Microcephaley Foundation or Charity of Donor’s Choice