McVEYTOWN - Leon A. Rhodes, 80, of South Market Street, McVeytown, died at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born Feb. 13, 1932, in McVeytown, he was a son of the late J. Allen and Julia (Kerr) Rhodes. His wife Jo Ann (Kelly) Rhodes, whom he married Nov. 17, 1951, survives.
Also surviving are: a son, Duane A. Rhodes and his wife, Marie, of Lewistown; a daughter, Julia S. Nease and her husband, Jarrod, of Asheville, N.C.; a sister, Sarabelle R. Gearhart, of Belleville; a grandson, Eric A. Rhodes and his wife, Jeanne, of Frederick, Md.; two great-grandchildren, Dayton and Irelyn Rhodes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Leon A. Rhodes
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth A. Good, and a brother, Harold L. Rhodes.
A 1950 graduate of Bratton McVeytown Oliver High School, he farmed for many years and was a part- time mail carrier in the McVeytown area.
He was a member and deacon of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, volunteered as ordering secretary for over 50 years, was a member of the 100 Harmonica Band and served on numerous church commissions and committees for many years.
Leon was also a member of the West Milton Lodge No. 577 F and AM, in Ohio, and served as treasurer of Spring Run Cemetery for many years.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, with Pastors Craig and Kate Gandy officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service, at the church.
Private interment will be in Spring Run Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Spring Run Cemetery or to the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, both of P.O. Box 333, McVeytown, PA 17051.
Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown, is in charge of arrangements.