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Greta Merle (Graf) Rhoades

June 12, 1933 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 87)

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Greta Merle. Rhoades, 87, of Orion passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Esterdahl Mortuary, 1301 4th Street, Orion.  Graveside services will be held in Converse, Indiana.  Memorials may be made to the family.

Greta was born on June 12, 1933 in Marion, Indiana the daughter of William and Ruby Graf.  She married Charles Rhoades on January 31, 1951 in Converse, Indiana.

Greta enjoyed sewing and knitting.  She also enjoyed traveling and camping, but above all was her love for her family.

Survivors include her husband, Charles

Children                      Peggy Rhoades Dawson                     Orion

                                    Michael Rhoades                                Moline

                                    Amy Rhoades                                     Orion

10 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren

Sister                           Phyllis Stepler                                     Amboy, Indiana

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Nancy; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Peggy Rhoades.

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September 15, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd.
1301 4th Street
Orion, IL 61273

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