|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.