Dwight B. Rhoades
Dwight B. Rhoades

VENEDOCIA, Ohio — Dwight B. Rhoades, 90, of rural Venedocia, York Township, died 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Van Crest Health Care Center, Van Wert, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 23, 1923, in York Township, Van Wert County, to the late Ada Mary Jones and Alonzo Rhoades.

His wife, Marjorie J. (Knittle), survives. They were married Nov. 22, 1945.


Other survivors include a son: Steve M. (Sammie) Rhoades of Findlay, Ohio; daughters: Mary (Charles) Brenner of Zanesville, Ohio, and Carol (Marty) Sullins of Nashville, Tenn.; brother: John M. (Phyllis) Rhoades of Waynesboro, Va.; seven grandchildren: Chad (Kristin), Kerrie (Jeff), Stephanie, Kevin, Kyle (Alyson), Katie (Zach), Adam (Kate), and nine great-grandchildren: Gavin, Jackson, Parker, Lily, Reese, Kieran, Madeline, Otto and Elin.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Paul W. Rhoades, and a sister: Thelma Rhoades.

He was a lifetime farmer, salesman and worked for Elgin Service Center. He was a member of Salem United Presbyterian Church where he had served as elder and Sunday school teacher. He was a 1941 graduate of York High School, a member of the Venedocia Lion’s Club and had received his 45-year Chevron pin. He was a great humorist and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid euchre player.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Salem United Presbyterian Church, Venedocia. The Rev. Tom Emery will officiate. Burial will be in Venedocia Cemetery, Venedocia.

Calling hours are Friday from 2 - 4 and 5 - 8 p.m. at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorial is CHP Hospice or Salem United Presbyterian Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at: cowanfuneralhome.com.