Sandra Rhodes

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Sandra J. “Sandy” Rhodes, nee Glatz, 83, of Belleville, IL, born July 4, 1935, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Evelyn’s House, St. Louis, MO.

Mrs. Rhodes was a 1953 graduate of Belleville Township High School, Belleville, IL.  She worked as an executive secretary for the United Way of Greater St. Louis for 16 years before her retirement.  She was a member of 1st United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, IL.

Sandy and Don were married for 62 years and shared a life filled with joy, love, happiness and numerous military locations.  She was an avid bowler for many years, serving as President of the league while stationed in Taiwan.  She served on the board while a member of the NCO wives club.  She loved playing cards, games and dancing. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Sandy was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Hofmeister; her father, Fred Glatz; her mother, Dorothy, nee Bright, Wilson; grandparents John and Stella Bright; a sister, Catherine “Kitty” Miller; great-uncle, John Glatz; uncles, John and Kenneth Bright; aunts, Alma Hayes, Wanda Greene, Gertrude McCord, Viola Bright; and several cousins.

She is survived by her dear husband, Donald B. Rhodes, whom she married on June 23, 1956 at United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL, by the Reverend Eugene Leckrone;
a daughter, Cheryl L. Fleck of San Antonio, TX;
a son, Donald B. Rhodes Jr. of Lebanon, IL;
a son-in-law, Duane Hofmeister of Freeburg, IL;
seven grandchildren, Michelle (Blake) Hutchcraft, Todd Hofmeister, Vanessa (Pat) Bailey, Brandon Fleck, Dustin Fleck, Danielle (Clint) Hyatt, and D.J. Rhodes;
four great-grandchildren, Kaleb Hustedde, Alexandria Plewniak, Kayden Hutchcraft, and Trinity Fleck;
numerous cousins;
and many wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the 1st United Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 1st United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Rob Dyer officiating.

Private burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



3 Comments on Sandra Rhodes

Megan said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2018 at 12:05 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

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Paul Hendricks said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Don and family. I have fond memories as a youngster when you and Sandy , my parents ,and the “gang” got together. Please accept our condolences, Paul and Eugene Hendricks

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Janet Jokisch-Messig said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2018 at 6:41 PM

Dear Don and Family I was shocked last week when you called to tell me that Sandy was very weak and in the hospital. I have kept both of you in my prayers and will continue to do so, Thank you again for that phone call. Love and prayers, Jan

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