Rodney L. Rhoades, 49

Rodney L. Rhoades, 49, of rural Wabash, passed away at 9:31 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born on Feb. 8, 1967, in Wabash, to the late Chauncey Leo Rhoades Jr. and his mother, Judy (Campbell) Rhoades. She survives in Wabash.

Rod was a 1985 graduate from Northfield High School. He married Shelley Crager on July 16, 1988, she survives in Wabash. Rod was a member of United Steel Workers Wabash Papermill Local 285. He worked for Wabash Papermill and he loved his co-workers. Rod was also involved in the Farmer’s Market Community for several years.

Along with his wife, Shelley and mother, Judy, Rod is also survived by his son, Aaron Rhoades, and daughter, Kayla Rhoades both of Wabash; maternal grandmother, Rosea Campbell of Wabash; a sister, Mrs. Rhonda (Charles) Edmond of Wabash; nieces, Jennifer Daugherty of Indianapolis, Megan Kerr of Nevada, and Allison Edmond of Wabash; brothers- and sisters-inlaws; his boys, Cooper and Rocky, and cats, Autumn and Oscar.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Rick Harrison officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash.

Preferred memorials are directed to Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN 46992.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2016 Sep 06