G. Aldeana Rhodes
G. Aldeana Rhodes, 79, of Springfield, died at 3:15 am, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born January 17, 1932 in Girard, IL to Fred and Ethel Fern Nichols Smith. She married Roy E. Rhodes, Sr. on March 3, 1951 and he preceded her in death on October 23, 1993. Her parents; two daughters and two granddaughters also preceded her in death.
Survivors include four daughters, Linda Thompson of Troy, MO, Pat Rhodes and Judy (Richard) Fulscher both of Springfield and Nanette (David) Sorrell of Cantrall; two sons, Roy E. (Gayla) Rhodes, Jr. and Wendell (Jennifer) Rhodes both of Springfield; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Roberta Orr of Springfield and Helen Roland of Missouri; two brothers, Dola Ray (Betty) Smith and Steve (Bev) Smith both of Springfield and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Aldeana was a resident of Springfield most of her life. She worked for Illinois Bell Telephone in Chicago; Memorial Medical Center and retired from Sangamo Electric.
Private family services will be held with burial to follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Microcephaley Foundation or Charity of Donor’s Choice
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mom theres not a day that goes by that i dont think of you and remember all of talks laugh fights and of course you would win i love and miss you so much merry christmas pat
I Love You Granny/Mom.....Thank you for 35 great yrs with me......R.I.P. its finally your turn to rest.....
Granny, words can't say how I'm feeling right now...I have lost my best friend..not only was you my granny you was my mom..you took me in when I wasn't wanted..you made me the beautiful women I am today...I wile never forget you. I remember when I told yu I was pregnant and I would come everyday and have lunch with you. I remember how you loved her like your own..I remember how no matter how little you had you made sure me and makayla was taken care of...I will keep my head high and speak your name proudly for you was the best granny/mom there was..I promise to follow in yur foot steps and be the best mom and one day granny...please don't worry but watch over me and sissy why we go on and know that you and GOD has sent us another angel to watch us why you went home.please tell grandpa and aunt cindy hi...I will see you again soon....I LOVE YOU.....I will cry when I think of you but I know you are very close....
Grandma I love you and you will always be in my heart and memories. I loved our times listing to Conway twitty and all the memories we had. You and dad are up there in a much better place tell him hello and you will be missed greatly.love wade
Cindy I wanted to share this verse with you. "Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name; speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Laugh as we always laughed at room at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before - only better, infinitely happier and forever - We will all be one together with Christ." unknown. My sympathy for you and your families loss I know how much your granny meant to you.
As a child I was far away but always looked so forward to the visits to Grandma Owls. As an adult I had the chance to get to know her so much better. I now long for those quiet talks learning more about my self and her and how much we had in common .She has left a legacy of strong women that will carry on in her honor. There wil forever be another hole in my heart. She will be missed more than she could have ever known.
Dear Cousins, So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Aldeana. Ken and Vickie
Morgan, keep your head up and keep going. the memories you have shall never perish so your grandmother shall live forever
So Sorry for you loss... My prayers are going out to all of you.. "Death leaves a heartache No one can heal; Love leaves a memory No one can steal." "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure" 1 Corinthians 13:7
Grandma Al, you were amazing, I remember coming over to your house all the time so you would make me the best toast ever, I will love you forever. We were truely blessed to have you in our lives. You are now our gaurdian angel. We love you.
Aunt Aldeana I can remember coming over and talking to you and visiting and loving to hear you laugh at everything and I have not been over and I will always remember you and never forget you that you never turned anyone away to come visit and or just talk. I also remember your cooking and the fresh tomatoes they were awesome. Give Grandma Fern big hugs from me and love you!! you will be missed....
I remember all the good vegetables that came from Aunt Aldeana's garden, dang those tomatoes were sooo good and I think I remember some really good grean beans too! I know I have not seen you in a very long time but I gotta say this picture of you sure reminds me of Grandma Fern. Rest in Peace Aunt Aldeana and tell grandma hello for me! Prayers to your loved ones you have left behind.
A beautiful garden now stands alone, missing the one who nurtured it But now she is gone, Her flowers still bloom, and the sun it still shines, But the rain is like tear drops, for the ones left behind, The weeds lay waiting to take the gardens beauty away, But the beautiful memories of its keeper are in our hearts to stay, she loved every flower even some that were weeds, So much love she would plant with each little seed, But just like her flowers she was part of Gods plan, So when it was her time he reached down his hand, He look through the Garden searching for the best, That's when he found Aldeana, it was her time to rest, It was hard for those who loved her, to just let her go, But God had a spot in his garden, that needed a gentle soul, So when you start missing Aldeana, remember if you just wait, When God has a spot in his garden, She'll meet you at the gate.... You will be missed by all. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
cindy rhodes posted on 1/10/13
GRANDMA, Not a day goes by that I dont cry for you.. I think of you everyday and wish you was here. I want to call you to talk to hear you tell me its ok... I know you are happy where you are but I miss you so much Happy 1 yr in your new home... I love you , MAKAYLA AND CINDY RHODES..