Marlene Marilyn Rhodes

1941 - 2019

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Marlene M. (Altman) Rhodes, age 77, of Findlay, died at 2:45am on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Bridge Hospice in Findlay. She was born in Leipsic, Ohio on December 15, 1941 to the late Leonard John "Happy" and Luella Buenger Altman. She married her soul mate and best friend, Archie L. Rhodes on March 17, 1962 and he died on July 5, 2001. She missed him terribly, speaking about him every single day. She is survived by her children: Sherri (Donald) Schaeffer of Findlay, Steven (Jodi) Rhodes of Dublin, Ohio, and Scott (Laura) Rhodes of Findlay. Also surviving are her grandchildren: Ryan Rhodes, Rachael Rhodes, Samantha (Scott) Wallace, Mitchell Rhodes, Alec Rhodes, and Alissa Rhodes; great grandson, Jameson Wallace; siblings: Shirley (Tony) Guiton of Colorado, Roger Altman of Michigan, and Diane Kantner of Florida. She was preceded in death by siblings: Joyce Anne Altman, Ronnie (Dorothy) Altman, and Gene Altman. Marlene lived for her children and grandchildren. She was a generous, giving woman who would help anyone. She was strong in her faith, convicted to her beliefs, and a touch on the ornery side. She was retired, having worked as an optometrist assistant and as a secretary at Drake, Phillips, Kuenzli and Clark Law Firm. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, in Findlay, and formerly of St. John's Lutheran Church, where she was a former Sunday School Director and teacher. She was proud to be volunteering at the Nearly New Store for BVHS, the Birchhaven Library, and the BVHS nursery. She was a former Girl Scout Leader and member of the Garden Club. She was an avid artist, and loved to sew, knit, and crochet. She also loved animals, the outdoors, hiking, camping, and gardening. Her love of traveling took her to Europe, Alaska, and Israel in recent years. She attended local plays at the Fort Findlay Playhouse, Marathon Performing Arts Center, and Riverside Park. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 12:00-2:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 2:00pm. Pastor William Stenke will officiate, and interment will follow at Knollcrest Cemetery, east of Findlay. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in her memory. Online condolences are welcomed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, September 12th 2019 12:00 - 2:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, September 12th 2019 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Cemetery [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

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To : Steve Jodi Rachael and Ryan Rhodes
Date :Tuesday, September 10th 2019
From : Chad Tracy Brady and Grant Howard
With deepest sympathy as you remember Marlene

To : The Rhodes Family
Date :Tuesday, September 10th 2019
From : The Rosier Family
Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. With Love, The Rosier Family

To : Scott Rhodes Family
Date :Tuesday, September 10th 2019
From : The Wilfongs
Sorry for your loss, with love the Wilfongs

To : Altman Family
Date :Wednesday, September 11th 2019
From : Frank Mary Weasel
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Hold tight to memories for comfort and lean on your friends for strength.
Father of all mercies and God of all consolation, you pursue us with untiring love and dispel the shadow of death with the bright dawn of life. Give courage to this family in their loss and sorrow. Be their refuge and strength, O Lord, reassure them of your continuing love and lift them from the depths of grief into the peace and light of your presence. Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, by dying has destroyed our death, and by rising, restored our life. Your Holy Spirit, our comforter, speaks for us in groans too deep for words. Come alongside your people, remind them of your eternal presence and give them your comfort and strength. Amen
With Heartfelt Sympathy

To : all
Date :Thursday, September 12th 2019
From : Conkle Chiropractic
We are so sorry for your loss!
We are thinking of you all and praying for you! We will all miss Marlene greatly!