February 8, 1963 - January 19, 2018

Christy Jane Rhoads, 54, of Paw Paw, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Christy was born February 8, 1963 in Rockford, the daughter of Gary and Barbara (Nelson) Marks. She married Mark Rhoads on March 20, 1982 at the Paw Paw United Methodist Church.

Christy was a kind and gentle person with a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed flea marketing and antiquing as well as playing Bunco. Her favorite thing was being a grandma, which she loved dearly. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt.

Christy is survived by her husband, Mark Rhoads, of Paw Paw; two daughters, Jessica (Matt) Evans of Genoa and Samantha Rhoads of Paw Paw; three grandchildren, Matison, Savannah, and Rhett Evans of Genoa; her parents, Gary and Barbara Marks of Monroe Center; two sisters, Donna Marks (Kevin) Evans of Rockford, and Susie Marks (Mike) Zuberbier-Colligan; seven nephews; five nieces, and her constant companion, Rocky Rhoads.

Christy is preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Brian Zuberbier.

A memorial service will take place at 12:00 P.M. Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Paw Paw United Methodist Church with Pastor Dave Holden officiating. Memorial visitation will be from prior to the service from 9:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at the church. Cremation care has been provided.

Memorials in Christy’s name may be made to the OSF St. Francis Brain Tumor Research Fund, Paw Paw Lions Club, or Paw Paw Fire Department.

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow.

  2. DALE & LINDA ADKISSON January 26, 2018 at 11:11 am Reply

    SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

  3. DALE & LINDA ADKISSON January 26, 2018 at 11:08 am Reply

    SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

  4. Mark so sorry for your loss you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Mark I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Dear Sam and family, Peace be with you at this very difficult time. Know that your precious mother is with you always and there is no more pain and suffering. She lives with the Lord in a new body with strength and renewal and is beside you always. luv, Viki Jones

  7. Robert and Claudette Bettner January 20, 2018 at 7:31 pm Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Christy will be missed by many, may your memories keep her alive in your hearts.


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