Louise (Shelton) Rhoads, 77, of West Union, Ohio, formerly of Ripley, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Eagle Creek Nursing Center in West Union. She was born July 25, 1935 in Withamsville. She was preceded in death by parents, Milton Jacob and Inna (Sowder) Hackney; and a son, James Gregory Shelton.
She is survived by husband, John D. Rhoads of West Union; son, William L. (Sue Ann) Shelton of Winchester; two daughters, Diana Garcia of Prescott Valley, Arizona and Deborah F. (Thomas) Smith of Liberty Township in Adams County; five brothers: George Harry Hackney of Mt. Orab, Milton Nolan Hackney, Jr. of Clovis, California, Jacob Hackney, Vantis Hackney, James Robert Hackney; three sisters, Alice Adams of Amelia, Helen Miller of Owenton, Kentucky, and Gladys Hackney; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
She was a former employee for Basic American Food Company in Moses Lake, Washington.
She had attended Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institution in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was a lifetime member of Hunting and Wildlife Clubs of America.
Memorial donations may be made to: Greater Cincinnati Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Suite B-24B, Cincinnati, OH 45240.
The funeral service is Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Pastor Randy Osman will officiate
The visitation is from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.
The interment is at Linwood Cemetery in Jefferson Township in Brown County.