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Rhoda G. Roeschlein

Monday, February 16, 2009

Rhoda G. Roeschlein, 91, Brazil, died Feb. 15, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare facility.

She had been a resident there a short time.

She was born Nov. 23, 1917, in Vigo County, the daughter of James E. Thomas and Glen Barnhart Thomas.

She graduated from Ashboro High School, class of 1936. She also attended Browns Business School.

As of late, when her health permitted, she attended the Door Christian Fellowship Church.

She had been a member of the Saline City Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Aide Group.

She was also a member of the Home Ec Club in the Ashboro area.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed tending the vegetable garden.

One of her most enduring missions was her ministry at the Terre Haute Federal Prison.

She played the piano for church services there for more than 30 years and was a witness to so many by her Christian faith.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Tom and Rose Marie Roeschlein, daughter and son-in-law Becky and Rick Hayes, all of Brazil, grandchildren Hannah Roeschlein, Thomas T.L. Roeschlein, Carmela Roeschlein, Rhonda Boring and husband Brad, and Chris Hayes and wife Jess, great-grandchildren Tanner Hayes and Erica, Elisha and McKenzie, many nieces and nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Claude Richard "Dick" Leachman, who died in 1949, her second husband John Herschel Roeschlein, who died in 1973, brothers James R. "Pat" Thomas and Charles Thomas, and sisters Grace E. Knox and Glen Janice McCullough.

Services will take place Thursday at 1 p.m., at French Funeral Home, with her son, Pastor Tom Roeschlein officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to "Feed the Children" or to The Door Christian Fellowship Church.

Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.