Roger W. Rhodes

June 13, 1947 - November 7, 2019
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Roger W. Rhodes of Lima, age 72 passed away surrounded by his loving family, November 7, 2019. He was born June 13, 1947 to Vernon and Helen DeVault Rhodes in Lima. He married Linda M. Livingston Dec. 18, 2000 and she survives in Lima.
Mr. Rhodes was a retired teacher. He taught for 35 years in Lima City Schools, Columbus Public Schools, Ohio Central School and lastly Sinclair College for 5 years. He was also an Air Force veteran who served in Alaska and South Carolina.
Roger graduated from Cridersville High School and Miami University. He attained his Master’s degree from Findlay College. While teaching at Allen Correctional he was instrumental in presenting various workshops at state conventions. He was also a Praxis III assessor for Ohio Department of Education. He and his wife had a shared common interest in their work for the State of Ohio.
Survivors include two daughters: Melissa (Cory) Atkins of Toledo, Jennifer (Chris) Townsend of Harrod, a step-daughter Lisa (Brian) Braatz of Toledo, a step-son Scott (Angela) Livingston of Georgia, two sisters: Roslyn Keller of Lima and Joan (Don) Klingler of Harrod. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Danille Barnes, Riley Barnes, Trent (Amanda) Townsend, Jackie Townsend, Gabby Townsend, Brianna Braatz, Parker Livingston, Liam Livingston, Alaina Braatz, a great granddaughter Cali Barnes and his first wife Margie Neeper also survives.
He was preceded in death by a sister Louise Rhodes and a brother Wayne Rhodes.
He was an active member of St. Paul’s UCC, the Rhodes family church. A visitation is planned for Monday, November 25, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s UCC Church, 4443 Township Road 25, Ada, Ohio 45810. He will be buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a remembrance to St. Paul’s UCC. Online condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com

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Born: June 13, 1947
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Richard Turpin posted on 12/27/19

Rest in peace my long time friend.i will miss you.


Kathleen O. Light posted on 11/18/19

I’m so thankful you were able to live to Prince Harry and Meghan’s son born, enjoy the movie version of “Downton Abby” on the Big Screen, and go on that amazing trip West with Linda. I wish I could still help you pick out needlepoint yarn at Woodlawn Yarns! You will be forever missed, my friend.


Kathleen O. Light posted on 11/18/19

Dear Roger, You will be missed even more than you know by your friends, your family, and me. What a very special man you’ve forever been...highly intelligent, talented, and always giving to others. Every time I watch a BBC Classic Drama, hear a concert from Albert Hall, read a Jane Austen book, enjoy a cup of tea while listening to Classic FM and knitting, I will think of you. You are my soul brother in many ways. God Bless you and Keep You. And I pray the music and fishing are outstanding in Heaven!! With peace, love, tears, and hugs, your soul sister. Kathleen O. Light


Jim and Gail Wetherell posted on 11/17/19

So sorry for your loss. Melissa I know you will miss him.


Glen Strobel posted on 11/17/19

He was a truly remarkable man whose friendship meant a lot to me even though we did not get together in the last few years. He will be missed!


Matt Schweyer posted on 11/16/19

Linda and family, My sincerest condolences for your loss.


Mellissa posted on 11/16/19

Mr. Rhodes was the best teacher i ever had and will be deeply missed..will miss his fishing pics. Rest easy Mr. Rhodes you will never be forgotten. Go Blue


Lynn posted on 11/16/19

Linda, I know this is such a difficult loss and my deepest sympathy; Roger was a joy!


Phil Kerns posted on 11/16/19

Hugs and prayers for Linda ans the family. What a nice guy and will surely be missed.


Phyllis J Bako posted on 11/15/19

Linda and family, You have my most sincere heartfelt condolences. We turn our life over to God and pray that the pain of losing one so dear will help us through this time. I will not be able to attend the memorial service, but know that my love and prayers are with you and your family. A big hug, Phyllis


LeVeta Brown posted on 11/15/19

Mr. Rhodes...When I read this...I was praying it wasn't you...You were one of my favorite teachers at Faurot Elementary School...I still remember what you used to wear... Thanks for finding me on Facebook...God bless you Mr. Rhodes n thanks for believing in me.....


Joan Jolly posted on 11/15/19

In memory of Roger W. Rhodes, Joan Jolly lit a candle


Virginia LaPoint posted on 11/15/19

To Linda So sorry to hear about Roger! During my time at ODRC as prison librarian, I knew Roger to be a fine teacher and well liked by everyone in the Educ Dept there. He made a difference.


Richard Jefferson posted on 11/15/19

Roger was an important person in my early life and he continued to monitor me and my family to make sure we were well. He will be missed tremendously. We celebrate his life!


Joseph kuhns posted on 11/15/19

Went to school with Roger, always happy with a smile. Always a loyal friend. Admired and respected as a fellow veteran. You’ve gone to soon from us. Safe travels. RIP my brother, RIP Joe Kuhns, SFC USArmy SOAR (Ret)


Joseph kuhns posted on 11/15/19

I went to school with Roger. Always thought of Roger as a loyal friend and fellow veteran. Always happy and shared a smile. You’ve been taken from us early. RIP My Brother, RIP Joe Kuhns, Army, SFC SOAR (Ret)


Sharon Roznowski posted on 11/15/19

So sorry for your loss. Roger was a very nice person! Went to school with Roger in Cridersville. Fond memories. My sincere condolences to all his family and friends.


Phil colt posted on 11/15/19

Linda I am very sorry to hear of Rogers passing. I will keep him and your family in my prayers.


Donna Rich Gump posted on 11/15/19

May you fly high with the angels my old friend.


Sharon Mertz Purdy posted on 11/15/19

Rest well my friend. I will always remember our lunches and dinners we shared as friends. You will be missed.


Tony C. Lewis Sr. posted on 11/15/19

In memory of Roger W. Rhodes, Tony C. Lewis Sr. lit a candle


Tony C. Lewis Sr. posted on 11/15/19

Our condolences from the Lewis family mr. Rhodes was a very good teacher. Funny and someone i could talk you when i a problem his door was aways open. May God bless you and yours.


Anastasia Mercer posted on 11/15/19

Sincere Condolences from family in California


Mary Jo Fitzpatrick posted on 11/15/19

In memory of Roger W. Rhodes, Mary Jo Fitzpatrick lit a candle


Mandie Holden posted on 11/15/19

Jenn and Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I pray that God surrounds you with peace and comfort during this time. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all. 💖


Mandie Holden posted on 11/15/19

Jenn and Family, I am truly sorry for the loss of your Dad. I pray that God comforts you, surrounds you with peace and helps you through your grief. Big hugs! Many prayers for you all. God Bless.


Deborah Shaner posted on 11/14/19

In memory of Roger W. Rhodes, Deborah Shaner lit a candle


Deborah Shaner posted on 11/14/19

So sorry for your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you comfort at a very difficult time. Love you all. Deborah Shaner


Christine Leah and family posted on 11/14/19

Sending hugs and prayers to the family. We are friends of Jackie's and think very highly of the family. I pray God comforts you while you go through this hard time.


april & rodney garreau posted on 11/14/19

sorry for the loss of your dad. we know the pain and loss you feel. prayers for strength, peace, and comfort.


Sarah P D posted on 11/14/19

My sympathy to ur beautiful dad! All is so peace for him in heaven! Hugs tight n kisses on ur cheeks, Sis! ♥️