Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 2, 2012 12:51 pm EST


HOWARD — Joyce Rhoades, 63, of Howard, passed away Jan. 30, 2012, at Knox Community Hospital.

She was born July 27, 1948, in Clarksburg, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late Bill and Evelyn (Poynter) Gabbert.

Joyce had been employed by Kmart for over 30 years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Blaine Rhoades; her son, Steve (Linda) Rhoades; two daughters, Elizabeth (Phil) Gallogly and Elaine (Mike) Strouse; sisters, Jolene Haddox and Judy Lefevre; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Joyce will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon. Evangelist Dave Jones will officiate the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s name to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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