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Obituary for Anna Mae Rhoades
Anna Mae Rhoades, age 93, of Caldwell, Ohio, formerly of Stow, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at SE Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge. She was born March 25, 1926, in Columbiana County, daughter of the late William McKinley and Ida Mae Deetz Rinehart. She was a graduate of Kent State University High School. Anna Mae was employed as a waitress for several years, and she provided child care in her home for over 10 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell, and she was a former member of the Community Church of Stow. She was also a member of the Noble County Historical Society. Anna Mae was one of the founding members of the Townsquare Quilter Lovers Guild, and she was a volunteer for the former Johnny Appleseed Center in Noble County, for which she made craft items to sell. She loved quilting, sewing, crocheting, and refinishing furniture.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas Rhoades, whom she married November 15, 1945, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and who died June 24, 2003; one daughter, Kay Louise Rhoades; one sister, Bernice A. Kerr; and two brothers, William F. Rinehart and Robert H. Rinehart.
Surviving are her children, Laura Jean Rhoades Tooley of Columbus, Charles Michael Rhoades of Oberlin, Janette Elaine Rhoades Tuten of Columbia, South Carolina, and Carl Martin Rhoades of Surfside Beach, South Carolina; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be observed on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11 AM at First Prebyterian Church in Caldwell with Ken Perkins officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Elevator Fund, 532 North Street, Caldwell, Ohio 43724. McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, is caring for the family.