Bessie Mary Rhoades, 75, of Paducah, formerly of Vandalia, Illinois, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, IIlinois.
She worked at Crane Packing in Vandalia and by a group home in Salem, Illinois, where she was a special needs aide. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Vandalia.
Ms. Rhoades is survived by a daughter, Julia Meyer of Kevil; a sister, Dessie Whiley of Chicago; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie and Frank Parton; four brothers, and one sister
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating.
Memorials may be made to Relay for Life or the Alzheimer's Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.hohltandfilefh.com.