Rhoda Kay Herald, age 61, of Versailles, Illinois passed away at 8:02 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.
She was born April 30, 1960 in Beardstown, Illinois the daughter of Ronald Dean,Sr. and Daisy Bell Jackson Ruyle. She married David D. Herald on May 28, 1976 in Beardstown, Illinois and he survives.
Mrs. Herald was a cook for Brown County Middle School in Mt. Sterling for 20 years and also served as a custodian of the Versailles Grade School for several years.
She graduated from Meredosia-Chambersburg High School.
Mrs. Herald was of the Christian Faith. Rhoda enjoyed camping and all family get togethers, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, David Herald of Versailles, Illinois. 2 daughters Dusty Gustafson (Bob) of Mt. Sterling, Illinois and Danielle Hannig (Chad) of Versailles, Illinois. 3 grandchildren Lane Herald (Makayla) of Mt. Sterling, Illinois and Cale and Callie Hannig, both of Versailles, Illinois. 2 sisters Tena Hutton (Steve) of Bluffs, Illinois and Lila Spradlin (John) of Meredosia, Illinois. Her mother-in-law Jeanette Herald of Versailles, Illinois also survives along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother Ronald Ruyle, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2022 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.
Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Meredosia, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
The state of Illinois has mandated that those attending the visitation or services wear a mask.
Memorials are suggested to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital or St. Mary’s School.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.
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