- Fairbury News staff
Margie Louise Rhoads, 91, of Fairbury, passed away at 11:35pm, May 12, 2021, at Evenglow Health Center, Pontiac.
A funeral will be held at 11:00am, Monday, May 17, 2021, at the First Baptist Church, Fairbury. Pastor Daryl Evans will be officiating. Burial will be in Brenton Township Cemetery, Piper City.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Fairbury or Fairbury Food Pantry.
Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Margie was born July 24, 1929, in Truman, Arkansas, the daughter of Matthew L. and Alpha L. Wilcox Wells. She married Ted T. Rhoads on September 11, 1948, in Harrisburg, Arkansas. He passed away on December 19, 1989.
Surviving are her children, David Rhoads of Rockford, Larry (Tina) Rhoads of Chenoa, Randy (Kathy) Rhoads of Fairbury, Gerald (Diane) Rhoads of St. Joseph, Shirley (Dennis) Cook of Gilman, Gary (Cathy) Rhoads of Chatsworth, Pat (Margaret) Rhoads of Las Vegas, NV, and Beverly (Alan) Metz of Cullom; 30 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Troy Wells of Woodstock, and James Well of New Zealand; and best friend, Kay Casey of Fairbury.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Margie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairbury.