ROCHELLE — Betty Jean Rhoads, 78, of Rochelle, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at the Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Betty was born on July 28, 1934, the daughter of Eugene and Nellie (Dean) Waddell. She married John R. Rhoads on April 19, 1963.
Betty worked as a skein winder for Caron International, retiring in 1972.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Rhoads, on June 30, 2006; daughter, Debbie Rhoads; son, Tony Rhoads; her parents; a grandson, Sergio Miranda Jr.; a brother, Bobby Waddell; and a sister, Edna Jefferys.
Betty is survived by four sons, Donald (Linda) of Rochelle, Richard (Deana) of Rochelle, Daniel (Melissa) of Manhattan, Kan., and Michael (Laurie) also of Rochelle; one step-daughter, Linda (Miguel) Medrano of Rockford; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, on Monday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. The visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery in Mendota.
A memorial will be established. An online guest book is available at www.UngerHorner.com.