Obituary Record

John "Hilton" Rhoades
Died on 7/16/1992
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Obituary: (Blair Newspaper, 1992)

J. Hilton Rhoades, 83

Services for J. Hilton Rhoades, 83, Blair, were held Monday morning at 10:30 in the First Methodist Church in Blair. Mr. Rhoades passed away at an Omaha Hospital on Thursday, July 16, from a heart attack following surgery. Rev. Harold Schiable and Dr. Howard Bailey officiated.

J. Hilton Rhoades was born August 30, 1908. He was a graduate of Blair High School and attended Dana College. For a time, he was a school teacher in Washington County. In 1931, Mr. Rhoades entered the newspaper business with his father. He was a retired publisher of the Enterprise Pub Co., of Blair. In 1977, he sold his interest in the newspaper to his son, Kenneth H. Rhoades.

He married E. Lucille Jensen on January 28, 1928. She died in May of 1978. He was also preceded in death by his parents, John A. Rhoades and Blanche (Hilton) Rhoades, and one sister, Mrs. Philip (Lozein) O'Hanlon.

On June 21, 1979, he married Fern Rathmann, who survives him. Other survivors include children and their spouses: Ken and Virginia Rhoades of Blair, Charlotte and Dick Glinski of San Diego, CA; one sister, Mrs. Fred (Priscilla) Lind of Omaha; one step-daughter, Mrs. Gary (Kay) Hofmann of Omaha. Grandchildren are: Candy and Robert Suverkrubbe of Blair, Penny and Mike Overmann of Waterloo, NE, Ann Morrison and Brian Morrison of CA. One step-grandchild is Mark Hofman of Kansas City, MO.

Honorary pallbearers were J. Merton Kuhr, Lyle Hunkins, Ralph Steyer, Jess Wright, M. Stanley Jensen, Clifford Hanson, Bob Macholan, Arvin Hernes, and Ed McMullen. Active pallbearers were Mark Rhoades, Mark Hofmann, Bob Suverkrubbe, Mike Overmann, Brian Morrison, and Edwin Jipp.

Burial was in Blair Cemetery under the direction of Campbell-Aman Funeral Home.

Funeral Leaflet

In Memory Of J. Hilton Rhoades Born August 30, Blair, Nebraska; Died July 16, 1992 Omaha, Nebraska

Services 10:30 AM Monday, July 20, 1992 First United Methodist Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Dr. Howard Bailey; Rev. Harold Schaible

Music Provided By: Clare Cowing; Dave and Lois Carlsen. Vocal Selections: “In The Garden”; “How Great Thou Art”

Casketbearers: Mark Hofmann, Mike Overmann, Ed Jipp, Mark Rhoades, Brian Morrison, Bob Suverkrubbe

Honorary Casketbearers: Clifford Hanson, J. Merton Kuhr, Arvin Hernes, Bob Macholan, Lyle Hunkins, Ed McMullen, Stanley M. Jensen, Ralph Steyer, Jess Wright

Graveside Services: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska

~~~ Obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Association; newspaper clippings on file at the Public Library, Blair, ~~~

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