Rhodes, Geneva

Written by David Green.

Geneva Ruth Rhodes, 88, formerly of West Unity, Ohio, died Dec. 7, 2007, at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

She was born June 17, 1919, in Williams County, Ohio, to Melvin and Laura (Eberly) Fisher. She married Charles R. Rhodes Aug. 7, 1937, in West Unity, Ohio, and he preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1994.

Geneva retired from Gendron, Inc., in 1984 with more than 20 years of service. She was a 1937 West Unity High School graduate.

She was a member of the Fayette Church of the Nazarene and Fayette Senior Citizens. She enjoyed reading and writing to her pen pals.

Surviving Geneva is one daughter, Ruth Ann (and Larry) Borton of West Unity; four granddaughters, Annette (and Keith) Jones of Wauseon, Ohio, Pam Borton of Minneapolis, Minn., Lisa Borton of West Unity, and Lori (and Ted) Cobb of Fayette, Ohio; six great-grandchildren, Amanda Butler, Jessica Jones, and Austin, Trevor, Brandon and Derek Cobb; and one great-grandson, Jaysen Nospro.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Paul Fisher; and one great-grandson, Caleb Jones.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Winston Hatcliff officiating. Visitation is planned from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Church of the Nazarene.

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