Virginia Rhodus

Virginia Rhodus, 75, of Carlinville, passed away Saturday evening, December 2, 2017, following a battle with cancer, at Carlinville Area Hospital in Carlinville, IL.

Virginia was born on August 5, 1942 to Ellen Johnston in Dayton, OH. She graduated from Berea Community High School in Berea, Kentucky with the class of 1961. She obtained her associates degree from a business college in Lexington, Kentucky, and later attended Mid-Continent Baptist College in Mayfield, Kentucky. Virginia married Ronald Rhodus on March 28, 1962 in Richmond, Kentucky.

She enjoyed the simple things in for her family and attending Cross Church, where she was a member. Virginia did many things to make her grandchildren feel special. She wanted other people to feel blessed and happy.

Virginia enjoyed the pastoral ministry serving along side her husband, Dr. Ronald D. Rhodus for 52 years. She was a gifted Bible teacher. Those who knew her were blessed by her positive attitude and spirit of encouragement.

Virginia is survived by her husband, Dr.Ronald D. Rhodus; mother, Ellen Johnston of Carlinville, Illinois; two daughters, Fonda (Jamie) Newton of Hamilton, Ohio and Rhonnie (Ron) Schaaff of Carlinville, Illinois; son, Tim (Kathi) Rhodus of Carlinville, Illinois; four granddaughters, Lisa North, Lorra North, Anna Rhodus, and Cassie Beckert; three grandsons, Trevor Rhodus, Andy Beckert and Derik Beckert; eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Cross Church, 1030 West Main, Carlinville, IL.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 1:00 pm at the Cross Church, Carlinville, IL, with Dr. Ronald D. Rhodus officiating.

Burial will take place in the Moore Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Cross Church.

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