Linda L. Rhodes, 73, of Morrisonville, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at 9:58 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL.

She was born April 21, 1941, in Springfield, IL, the daughter of William Roy & Mary (Roush) Curtis Beam. She married Darrell Wayne “Dusty” Rhodes on July 25, 1959 in the Pawnee Methodist Church and they were married 51 years before his death on September 21, 2010.

She is survived by her son, Michael W. Rhodes of Findlay, IL.; daughters, Vicki L. (Jeff) Dorn of Rossville, IN and Dawnna J. (Curt) Corzine of Assumption, IL.; grandchildren: Kristen (Craig) Dilley, Amy Dorn, Catherine Rhodes, Bobby Dorn, Caleb Corzine, and Kaitlyn  Corzine; great-grandchildren, Hunter Jo Harp, Ryleigh Ann Rhodes, and Hunter Grant Dilley; brothers, Keith (Marti) Curtis, and William (Kathy) Beam, Jr.; sisters-in-law. Barbara Curtis, Lois (Harold) Edge, and Mildred Rhodes; brothers-in-law, Dale (Arlene) Rhodes and John “Jock” Brawner; two long-time dear friends who were her sisters in Christ, Genelle Hays and Lena Wiggins; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Darrell Wayne “Dusty” Rhodes; brother, Glen D. Curtis; sisters, Geneva Davis, Marcella Griffin, Jean Brawner, and Jane Castle; brother-in-law, Donnie Rhodes.

Linda was a woman who loved the Lord with all her heart, soul, mind, and body. She was a woman of faith, a woman of prayer and of the Word. She left her family with a wonderful heritage to carry on. She loved her life out out the farm where she and her Husband worked and raised their family. She worked in her garden, yard, flowers, and just enjoyed being outdoors taking in God’s handiwork. She loved eating at Country Kitchen on her outings to Taylorville and finishing up at Tastee Treet with either a butterscotch sundae or chocolate milkshake with extra chocolate.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home in Taylorville, IL.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Jack Hannum officiating. Burial will be at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL.

Memorials can be made to Memorial Home Services Hospice, 720 N. Bond St., Springfield, IL 62702-9914 and will be accepted at Sutton Memorial Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois

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