Rhea Dubois, 76

Rhea Dawn Dubois, 76, of Converse went to be with her Lord and Savior while surrounded by family in her home at 10:42 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019.

She was born at the home of her parents, Fred and Martha (Lake) Barker, in Swayzee on July 6, 1942. Rhea married Thomas L. Dubois at Amboy Friends Church on July 3, 1965. Mr. Dubois survives in their Converse home.

She was a member of the first graduating class of Oak Hill High School in 1960. She went on to graduate with a master’s degree from Ball State University in 1963 and began teaching business and typing at Swayzee High School. After becoming a mother, Rhea devoted her life to raising her three sons and serving as a substitute teacher.

Rhea was a dedicated member of Amboy Friends Church, serving as their treasurer and pianist for decades. Her hobbies included jigsaw puzzles, word finds, reading, playing the piano, traveling, and watching game shows. Her greatest passion was being called Grandma by her five precious grandchildren and attending nearly every one of their sporting events. Rhea also read the Bible through nearly 20 times in her life.

In addition to her husband, Rhea is survived by her sons, Scott (Stephanie) Dubois, Kyle (Tracy) Dubois and Troy (Lindsey) Dubois, all of Converse; her grandchildren, Kristin and Kody Dubois, Mason and Luke Dubois and Cayden Jones; her brother, Leonard (Sharon) Barker, Sweetser.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Amboy Friends Church, 110 East Pennsylvania Street, Amboy. A service celebrating Rhea’s life will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the church with Pastors Dwight Elliott and Dick Martens officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Converse Cemetery.

Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 East Marion Street, Converse, was entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amboy Friends Church. Online condolences may be made at

Posted on 2019 May 29