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Doris Rhodes


Doris M. Rhodes, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at her home.

She was born Nov. 12, 1930, in Rushville, the daughter of William Hershal and Helen (Wilson) Schmall. On April 4, 1953, she married Robert Earl Rhodes, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1984.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Denise Rhodes of Shelbyville; son, Dennis Rhodes and wife, Connie, of Nashville; grandchildren, Erin Rhodes, Kylie Rhodes Gady and husband, Evan, and Andrew Rhodes and wife, Larissa; great-grandchildren, Carson Gady, Sydney Gady, Kinsey Gady, Ellie Rhodes and Beckham Rhodes; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Robert, Doris was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Harold Schmall, Gerald Schmall, and Paul Schmall.

Doris graduated from Rushville High School in 1951.

She was a stay-at-home mother for most of her life. Later, she worked at Carter Lumber part-time for several years and was a greeter at Walmart for over 10 years.

Doris was an associate member of Kappa Delta Phi Sorority.

Doris enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and talking to anyone that would listen.

She also enjoyed league bowling, watching birds and traveling.

Doris also leaves behind her dog, Oreo.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at East Hill Cemetery in Rushville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, IN 46176 or the Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Online condolences may be shared with Doris’ family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.