Norman E. Rhoades, 77, passed away August 16, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer at home with family and friends by his side. He was born Dec. 13, 1935 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Hiram and Mary Cline Rhoades.
Norman retired from Westinghouse after 30+ years of service. He was also a school bus driver for Mississinawa Valley Schools where he will always be remembered as “Stormin’ Norman.”
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rosemary West Rhoades; a son Edward Rhoades of Union City, daughters Kimberly Rhoades of Winchester, Deborah (Jim) Rush of Winchester, Jacqueline (Bill) Harter of Greenville, Lisa (Phil) Wymer of Lewisburg, and Jennifer (Randy) Moore of Union City, fourteen grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Siblings; Ralph Rhoades, Richard (Margaret) Rhoades, Donald Rhoades, Elsie Ilene (Jack) Cummings and Carlton (Mary) Rhoades, a brother-in-law Norval Brigner and sister-in-laws Jeanette Rhoades and Marlene (Donald) Pingel. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Thomas Wymer, “1993,” a brother Royce Rhoades, a sister Mary Jean (Rhoades) Brigner, a twin brother and sister Marvin and Marlene Rhoades and a sister-in-law Marjorie Rhoades
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made in Norman’s memory to: Reid Oncology Associates, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374 or online at www.reidhosp.com. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com. Reichard Funeral Home Inc. entrusted with services.