OBITUARY

Thelma L (Bucholtz) Rhoades

April 8, 1928August 29, 2018
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Thelma L. Rhoades age 90, of Greenville passed away at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Thelma was born April 8, 1928, in Franklin Township, Darke County to the late John & Grace (West) Bucholtz. In addition to her parents, Thelma was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Rhoades; brother, Dale Bucholtz; and a sister, Arlene Kerr. Thelma is survived by her daughters & son-in-law, Karen & Eldon Schultz of Versailles and Brenda Stuchell of Greenville; grandchildren, Eric (Beth) Schultz, Angie Lyme, Kyle (Stefany) Stuchell and Kendra (Chris) Phillips; great-grandchildren, Logan Schultz, Lindsay Schultz, Levi Schultz, Jessica Lyme, Parker Stuchell, Dalton Stuchell, Lane Phillips and Holt Phillips; and a sister, Joan Williams of Greenville. Thelma was a homemaker, farmer’s wife and retired in 2005 from Community Action Partnership where she delivered meals on wheels. Thelma attended the EUM Church in Greenville. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Bonnie Gerber officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Thelma L (Bucholtz) Rhoades

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Deborah Sodders

August 31, 2018

Thelma and Kenny were my parents' neighbors on Linwood Drive for many years. I have fond memories of them. Please accept my sincerest condolences in Thelma's passing.

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Four generations, Thelma; daughter Karen; granddaughter, Angie; great-granddaughter, Jessica Lyme. 2010

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Thelma and Kenny celebrated 50 years of marriage September 10, 1949 - September 1999.

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Each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas the Bucholtz cousins who are available meet. Left front to back: Judy Williams Koogler, Libbi Kerr, John Kerr, Karen Rhoades Schultz, Eldon Schultz. Right front to back: Don Koogler, Brenda Rhoades Stuchell, Aunt Corene Bucholtz - 2017

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Kyle Stuchell's High School Graduation from Newton H.S. May 28, 2000. Kyle with Grandpa Kenny and Grandma Thelma Rhoades.

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Kenny and Thelma with their daughter Brenda on her wedding day, April 30, 1977.

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Thelma and Kenny visiting Paul and Marcia Rhoades in Florida. They rarely took vacations while living on the farm and milking cows. After they retired and moved to Greenville, they were able to enjoy some time away from home.

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Thelma with her two daughters, Brenda (on the left) and Karen on the right. Sept. 17, 2005.

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Thelma and Kenny on Karen's Wedding Day, September 8, 1973.