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
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019