Florence E. Rhoades age 72 went home to be with her Lord on November 16, 2021. Flo was born on October 20, 1949 in Akron, Ohio. She was a previous longtime member of Barberton Church of God where she was the leader of Christian Education. She more recently was an active member of Jackson Friends Church where she was involved in Women’s Bible Study and serving her Lord. A devoted woman of God, Flo was dedicated to her family and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Eileen Arny, stepmother, Mary McKnight Arny, and brother, Bruce Arny. Survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Richard; loving sons, Scott (Kim Bates) and Todd; her grandchildren, who she adored, Morgan and Carter Rhoades; their mother, Heather Donohue; brother, Richard (Billie) Arny; sister, Crystal (Bill) Cox; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was a blessing to all who knew her.
Funeral Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Jackson Friends Church, 7945 Portage St. NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646 (corner of Portage St. and Arlington Ave.) Family will receive friends prior to service from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.
Inurnment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 20, 2021 at Greenlawn Cemetery in, 2580 Romig Rd., Akron, Ohio 44320.