“Thank you for the thoughtful poem and forget-me-not seeds. I will plant them in my garden if it ever gets warm enough. What a great idea.
— A. W.
Harriet M. Rhodes
December 03, 1926 - January 24, 2013
Harriet M. Rhodes (nee Miller), age 86, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1977, formerly of Oak Park, IL, died Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Edward Heart Hospital in Naperville. She was born December 3, 1926 in Chicago, IL.
Beloved wife of John W. “Jack” Rhodes, whom she married November 20, 1977, loving mother of Mike (Linda) Bremer of Mokena, IL, Linda (Tom) Mraz of Sugar Grove, IL and Jean (Leon) Hinton of Decatur, IL, loving step-mother of Cheryl, Karen, Gayle, Jon, Nancy and their families, adored grandmother of Matthew (Lauren) Bremer, Jon and Brian Bremer; Jim (Lisa) Phelps, Robin (Rich) Hanson; Rachel Wills, cherished great-grandmother of Remy Hanson; Zach and Laine Humphreys, devoted daughter of the late Harry and Frances (nee Maloney) Miller, dear sister of the late Frances (the late George) Woods, the late Charlotte (Bernard) Bohlander and the late Bob (Geri) Miller, sister-in-law of Geri (Hal) Butcher, fond aunt of many.
Harriet grew up in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood where her parents ran Miller Bros. Grocery on Cicero Avenue. She attended Resurrection Grade School and was a graduate of Austin High School. A homemaker, Harriet also worked for Belden Wire & Cable, Chicago. She was a former member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and was a current member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, both in Naperville. Harriet was a member of Cress Creek Country Club in Naperville and enjoyed golf. She also enjoyed swimming, sewing, decorating and was known as a great cook.
Visitation Monday, January 28, 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.
Closing Prayers will begin Tuesday, January 29, 9:15 A.M. from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:00 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville.
Entombment: Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: American Heart Association, www.heart.org