Theresa M. Rhoads, 95


Theresa M. Rhoads, 95, of Litchfield, died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 1:55 p.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at Saints Simon and Jude Church in Gillespie with Father Michael Haag officiating. Burial was held in Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie.

Mrs. Rhoads was born July 29, 1925, in Litchfield, to Joe and Katherine (Bohlman) Basso. She married Alvin T. Rhoads on Nov. 27, 1944, in Litchfield, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1997. She was a homemaker and a member of the Altar Society.

She is survived by her children, Bill (Jan) Rhoads of Littleton, CO, Jim (Linda) Rhoads of Litchfield, Mary Rhoads of Springfield and Marge Rhoads of Effingham; daughter-in-law, Nancy Rhoads of Oconomowoc, WI; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Katherine Krager of Chatham.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Tom Rhoads, and a brother, Joe Basso.

Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities.

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