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Greta Merle Rhoades

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Greta Merle. Rhoades, 87, of Orion passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Esterdahl Mortuary, 1301 4 th Street, Orion. Graveside services will be held in Converse, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the family.

Greta was born on June 12, 1933 in Marion, Indiana the daughter of William and Ruby Graf. She married Charles Rhoades on January 31, 1951 in Converse, Indiana. Greta enjoyed sewing and knitting. She also enjoyed traveling and camping, but above all was her love for her family.

Survivors include her husband, Charles, Children Peggy Rhoades Dawson Orion, Michael Rhoades, Moline, Amy Rhoades, Orion, 10 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren, Sister Phyllis Stepler Amboy, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Nancy; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Peggy Rhoades.

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Posted online on September 14, 2020