Sara Rhoades

Sara Rhoades

SEYMOUR – Sara L. Rhoades, 63, of Seymour passed away at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday (June 27, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the First Baptist Church of Monticello, with the Rev. Mitch Estep officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Mackey-Wright Funeral Home in Monticello. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Sara was born Sept. 24, 1948, in Champaign, the daughter of Richard P. Jr. and Ester (Norberg) White. Sara married Ronald Rhoades on July 2, 1983, in Monticello.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald of Seymour; sons, Travis Dean (Jamie) Rhoades of Mansfield, Jonathan Reed (Kim) Rhoades of Guthrie and Sean Allen Rhoades of Seymour; brother, Richard P. (Lynn) White III of St. Paul, Minn.; sister, Loretta A. White of Seymour; granddaughter, Macy Marie Rhoades; and a grandson, Brayden Dean Rhoades.

Sara was preceded in death by her parents, Richard P. Jr. and Ester (Norberg) White.

Sara was a member of the Champaign County Farm Bureau (Equine Committee), Parkland College Equine Committee, Illinois Trail Riders, Horsemen's Council of Illinois, Old People's Riding Club Champaign YMCA, and Ginger Creek Bridge Club. Sara loved riding horses, her flower garden and her grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Champaign YMCA or The Carle Cancer Center.

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