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Marilyn Eileen (Osterman) Rhodes

March 1, 1935 ~ April 30, 2019 (age 84)
Marilyn Eileen Rhodes, age 84, of Gillespie, IL, passed away April 30, 2019. She was the daughter of Dories and Emma Osterman. She was born March 1, 1935 on the farm in Gillespie. She was married December 5, 1954 to Dale Rhodes for 58 years. She graduated from Gillespie High School with the class of 1953 and started working for Purina in St. Louis. She worked as a legal secretary for Judge Maurice Macy and attorneys Alvin Whitehouse and Harold Tunnel. She enjoyed working on their family owned and operated farm and elevator. She remained active on the farm and enjoyed driving her tractor up until the time of her death. They also bred, raised, trained and showed Arabian show horses for many years and won many awards. She also had a passion for traveling. They visited almost every state in the US as well as Europe, Canada and Mexico. She is survived by her daughters, Debra Baldwin of Springfield, IL and Denise Rhodes Matway and son in law, Kenneth Matway of Gillespie, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Rhodes, sister, Betty Meininger, son in law, James Randy Baldwin, nieces, Doris Rowney, Deann Gorka and Donna Lynn Meininger. She has been a member of St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, Mt Olive Cemetery Board, Home Extension and Red Hat Club. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, IL from 9:00 am until 10:30 am. Funeral services are Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:30 am at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL. Burial will be at Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive, IL. Memorials are suggested to Donor's Choice. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements

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