Juanita Mae Rhodes, 98 of Taylorville, IL died Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8:38am at Taylorville Care center. She was born October 21, 1913 in Nokomis, IL, the daughter of Nick and Louise Stanley Ruppert. She married Michael Pavolka, and then Verdic Rhodes. They both preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Nokomis.

She is survived by sons; Michael (Betty) Pavolka of Nokomis, IL; and Robert Pavolka of Florida, her daughter; Debbie (Matt) Harris of Tovey, IL, daughters-in-law; Christine Pavolka of Arizona; Dorothy Crowe of Nokomis, IL, sister; Dorothy Noyes of Pana, IL, and several nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by both her husbands, daughter Carol Leach, brother Maurice (Bud) Pavolka, Marvin Pavolka: Harold Ruppert, Alvin Ruppert, and sisters; Elda; Ruby; Viola and 1 step daughter.

Visitation will be held Wednesday May 9, 2012 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville from 9:00am until the time of service.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Sutton Memorial Homes in Taylorville at 10:00am with Pastor Rodney Bloomquist officiating.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Sign online guestbook at  


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