Jay C. Rhodes
                           March 27, 1935 - March 28, 2020

Jay C. Rhodes, 85, of Goshen and formerly of Sugarcreek, Ohio, died
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Walnut Hills Nursing Home following a
period of declining health. He was born in Johnson County, Iowa, on
March 27, 1935, to the late John and Grace (Swartzendruber) Rhodes.
He married Emma Schlabach on Sept. 4, 1955. She died Dec. 26, 1986.
He then married Bertha Bontrager on July 2, 1989, she survives. In
addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Dave (Amy)
Rhodes, Sugarcreek, Ohio, Mike (Twila) Rhodes, Easley, South
Carolina, Deb (Max) Weaver, Berlin, Ohio, and Mona (Stewart)
Hershberger, Sugarcreek, Ohio; stepchildren, Wilbur (Sarah)
Bontrager, Middlebury, Julie (Terry) Diener, Goshen, Derald (Cindy)
Bontrager, Bristol, Don (Tina) Bontrager, Goshen, and Cindy (Dave)
Hawkins, Middlebury; nine grandchildren; 17 step grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; 22 step great-grandchildren; and his brother,
Charles (Wilma) Rhodes, Rockford, Illinois. He was preceded in death
by his parents; first wife; sister, Charlotte Rhodes; stepson, Wendall
Bontrager; and twin great-grandsons, Graham Edward and Brady
Dean Elmore. Jay graduated from Iowa Mennonite High School,
Kalona Iowa and was a former truck driver; after moving to Indiana he
had worked in management for JET, a division of Jayco, Inc.,
Middlebury starting 1989 and working 16 years until his retirement in
2005 and was a member of Clinton Frame Church. Visitation will be
held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at Clinton Frame
Church, 63846 Co Rd 35, Goshen. A celebration of life service will
follow visitation starting at 3:00 p.m., services will be conducted by
his son-in-law, Pastor Terry Diener and Pastor Sebastiano Rosa of
the church. A link to view the service via a live stream can be
accessed at https://www.clintonframe.org/ and click the link at the top
of the page. The family and funeral home encourage anyone
attending the services wear a face mask. A private family graveside
service was held at Union Hill Cemetery in Sugarcreek, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be given to Wycliffe Associates, Inc and
can be given during the services or mailed to Miller-Stewart Funeral
Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury, IN 46540. Online condolences
may be offered to the family at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.



                
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From: Lowell & Gay Farrand
Bertha & family, Just want you to know that our thoughts &
prayers are with you all as you celebrate Jay's life with the
memorial service.
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