obit art 8Rhoda E. Strother Christian, 78, of Cadiz, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her home. She was born May 28, 1936 in Cadiz, a daughter of the late Frank Edgar and Rosetta Hython Strother. Rhoda was a homemaker and a member of the Cadiz Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Christian in 2010; her daughter, Connie Wheeler in June of this year; and two brothers, Harry Thomas Strother and John Edgar Strother. Surviving are a son, Mark (Roberta) Christian of Gainesville, FL; two granddaughters, Bianka (Terrance) Frey of Duquesne, PA and Lourdes Christian of Gainesville, FL; grandson, Brandon Crawford of Steubenville; a great grandson, Terrance J. Frey; four brothers,  Wilford Sidney Strother of Kileen, TX, William F. “Bill” (Elvia) Strother of Panama, and Richard A. “Buck” Strother of Georgia; six sisters, Bessie Mae Smith of Cleveland, Norma Jean (Fred) Garner of Cleveland, Anna L. (Dave) Reed of Cadiz, Beverly “Bea” Mason of Cadiz, Leota Kay (George) Christian of Cadiz, and Sara Jo Banks of Steubenville; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced. Private interment will be in Holly Memorial Gardens.

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