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Ellen Rhodes

July 3, 1939 February 24, 2019
Ellen Rhodes
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Obituary for Ellen Rhodes

Ellen Rhodes (née Eichhorn), age 79, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1977, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. She was born July 3, 1939 in Bluffton, IN.

Beloved wife of Charles F. "Chuck" Rhodes, whom she married January 30, 1962, loving mother of John Rhodes of Missoula, MT, Phil Rhodes of Baltimore, MD and Margaret "Polly" Rhodes of Dayton, WY, adored grandmother of Alex, Katia, Jackson, Cole, Josie, Rex and Sloan devoted daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (née Palmer) Eichhorn, dear sister of Judith (Dan) Smith of Athens, OH and Rebecca (Bill) Hinkle of Portland, IN, sister-in-law of James (Ann) Rhodes of Decorah, IA, fond cousin, aunt, great-aunt and friend to many.

Ellen grew up in Bluffton, IN and was a 1957 graduate of Bluffton High School. She earned a bachelor degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She taught high school English for a short time before starting her family.

Ellen later received an associate's degree in Interior Design from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL and operated Ellen Rhodes Interiors, a home based business, for twenty-five years. She was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Daughters of the American Revolution - Fort Payne Chapter, both in Naperville, and enjoyed attending live theater performances.

Visitation Friday, March 1, 2019, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville.

Additional Visitation Saturday, March 2, 10:00-11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,1310 Shepherd Dr, Naperville, IL 60565, (630) 961-9220 with Rev. Gary Olson.

A celebration of Ellen's life will be held Saturday, 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Rev. Gary Olson officiating.

A luncheon reception will follow at the church.

Private interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ellen may be made to: Fort Payne Chapter - National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Attn: Sherry Tuszynsky — 11 S. 557 Webster Lane, Naperville, IL 60564-5792. You may designate your donation to apply to scholarships or veterans causes if you so desire to do so.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

1

Mar

4:00 PM 3/1/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/1/2019 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

2

Mar

10:00 AM 3/2/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

1310 Shepherd Dr
Naperville, IL 60565

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1310 Shepherd Dr Naperville 60565 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

2

Mar

11:00 AM 3/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

1310 Shepherd Dr
Naperville, IL 60565

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1310 Shepherd Dr Naperville 60565 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Final Resting Place

20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421

20953 W Hoff Rd Elwood 60421 IL
United States
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