Rhoda-Brush, age 91 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on December 11, 2018.
She was born on
August 29, 1927, in Hobart, IN, to Joseph and Irma Barello, both of whom
preceded her in death.
She is survived by
her children: Jackie (Barry) Goodwin of Godfrey, IL, Bruce Hentzell of
Chesterton, IN and Chris (Suzi) Hentzell of Chesterton, IN; her
step-children, Shirley (Andy) Valpatic of Brownsburg, IN, and Ginger
Prendergast of Schererville, IN; David (Marsha) Prendergast of Florida;
Sandy (Bill) Jacobs of Highland, IN; Kevin (Lisa) Prendergast of
Pennsylvania; her grandchildren: Douglas Hughes, Darcy Goodwin, Sean
Matheny, Megan Matheny, Rhoda (Darren) Nyce, and Drew (Lindsey) Valpatic,
Jorja (Shane) Rhoda of Indianapolis, IN; her 10 great- grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews.
She is also
preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Hentzell Jr., her second
husband, Gordon Rhoda, her third husband, Roy Brush, her step-daughter, Nina
Rhoda, and by her step-sons, Lenny Rhoda and Al Prendergast.
Madeline was a
member of St. Francis Episcopal Church and regularly attended St. Johnís
United Church in Chesterton. She was very active in the seniorís group,
womenís club, and other groups within the church. She always put others
first, was a caregiver for everyone and was always there when you needed
A Memorial Service
will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 3 p.m., at White-Love Funeral
Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN with Reverend Aaron Ban officiating. The
family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service at the funeral
A private graveside
service will take place in the spring.
may be given to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso St., Valparaiso, IN
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