Mary M. Rhodes passed peacefully from this life June 21, 2019 around 10:35 in the morning after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 72. She was born December 7, 1946 in Rarden, Ohio to the late Jonas and Esta Robinson. Mary lived most of her life in Bainbridge, Ohio where she married Homer D. Rhodes on December 7, 1968. They also shared their birthdays and were married over 50 years, raising 3 children Bradley (Debbie) Rhodes of Hillsboro, Jason (Sandra) Rhodes of Bainbridge and Kendra (Jon) Hess of Pickerington. She had 7 Grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She is survived by 2 sisters Glenna Cooper of Bainbridge and Virginia Leist of Piketon and a brother Harold Alexander of Rarden. She also had many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers Frank Robinson and Paul Alexander and sisters Marie Oyer, Eva Shoupe, Ester Blaum and Thelma Jean White.
Mary loved her husband, children, family and her cat Blake. She loved flowers, shopping, good country, oldies and gospel music, she enjoyed the Smoky Mountains and Dollywood. She was a warrior, a fighter and will be greatly missed by her family.
The family will accept flowers or memorial contribution may be made to the Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center 1145 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43212.
Funeral services will be held 2 pm Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the SMITH-MOORE-EBRIGHT Funeral Home of Bainbridge with Troy Villars officiating. Burial will follow in the Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends may visit with Mary’s family from 5 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.