Mrs. Jane E. (Coder) Rhodes was born in Bambridge, Ross County, Ohio, November 28, 1842, and died at her home near Tuskeego, Decatur County, December 14, 1898. She was married to Jacob Rhodes at Piketon, Ohio, February 7, 1861. To this union were born seven children, two of whom have gone on before. She leaves behind a husband and five children to mourn her departure, the latter as follows: Mrs. John Foy, of Letts, Iowa; Mrs. Wilbert Willey and Charles, William and Rosa Rhodes, of Tuskeego.
Sister Rhodes was converted when 16 years of age, and has since lived a life of love for her Master, and an overflow of love for her family. She has suffered for the past year without a murmer or complaint, with hopes of recovering. Yet, if it be the will of the Father, she was ready to go. She leaves two sisters and five brothers to mourn their loss but her eternal gain.
The funeral service was preached at the Adventist Church, December 16 at 12 o'clock, by Reverend J.W. Cronk, from Hebrews 9:37. The remains were interred in the Lilly Cemetery by the side of her two children, Iva and Frankie, to await the morning of resurrection.
"Mother, dear mother, your fervant toil, charitable deeds and loving words shall ever be fresh in our memory."
Posted in Decatur County Journal-IowaDecember 22, 1898