Garnet Fern (Brintzenhofe) Rhoads

Garnet Fern (Brintzenhofe) Rhoads, 90, of Salem, died at 12:07 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Crandall Medical Center due to the Covid-19 virus.

She was born on September 21, 1929, in Northfield, Ohio, the daughter of the late Homer and Christena (Gallaugher) Brintzenhofe.

She was a homemaker, loving wife and mother where Jesus was always the center. She also delivered newspapers and cleaned houses. She attended the Salem Bible Church and was formerly a very active member of the Salem Nazarene Church for 56 years. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, bird watching, and being outdoors in the yard and garden.

She is survived by six children; Linda Deeks of Salem, Larry (Cheryl) Rhoads of Leetonia, Kathy Muse of Wellsville, Diane (Jim) Ellis of Texas, Danny (Becky) Rhoads of Michigan, and Mark (Kathie) Rhoads of Georgia, 23 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on November 27, 2013 by her adoring husband, Harry Owen Rhoads Jr., whom she married on December 21, 1946, a son Donald, one great-great-grandson, and four siblings; Ruth Somogy, Vernard, Homer, and Donald Brintzenhofe.

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the calling hour and services will be private for the family only. It will be live-streamed on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, starting at 1:30 PM and the service starting at 2:00pm. Links to the live stream will be posted here on our website and on our Facebook page when the stream starts. She will be buried at Franklin Square cemetery.

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The family has requested that donations be made in Garnet’s honor to your favorite charity or a family in need.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.