Thursday, November 15, 2018

Rhudell Dawes

Rhudell Dawes, age 92 years, a resident of Marion, Illinois and a former resident of Vienna, Illinois, passed away Tuesday morning, November 6, 2018 at 12:35 AM at the Marion Rehab and Nursing Center in Marion, Illinois.

Rhudell was born July 7, 1926 in rural Pope County Illinois. She was the daughter of Ruben and Flossie (Sherrells) Hosfeldt.

Rhudell was united in marriage to Melvin “Junior” Dawes on September 3, 1947 at the 1st Christian Church in Vienna. He preceded her in death on August 6, 2007.

Rhudell is survived by: her son- Bobby Dawes of Herrin; a sister-Laura (Alan) Robbs of Simpson; a sister-in-law- Hazel Hosfeldt; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband Rhudell was preceded in death by: a brother- Herbert Hosfeldt; a sister- Edna Williams; an infant sister- June Jewel Baker; a sister-in-law- Iva Lee Baumgarte; 2 brothers-in-law- Phillip Baumgarte and LG. Williams.

Rhudell was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing and reading.

A graveside service honoring the life of Rhudell Dawes will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11AM at the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery. Those attending the service are asked to be at the cemetery at 10:45 AM.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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