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Shirley Ann (Leka) Rhoades

October 26, 1939 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 80)


Shirley Ann Rhoades, 80, of Springfield, IL, passed away on May 7, 2020 at the Villas in Sherman.

Shirley was born on October 26, 1939 in Mercedes,TX, the daughter of Loyd and Leandra (McMannis) Leka.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Rhoades; her parents; and her brothers, Loyd Leka Jr. and Christopher Leka.

Shirley is survived by her children, Mike (wife, Kathy) Rusciolelli, Kelly (husband, Jerry) Myers, and Mark Rusciolelli; brother, James (wife, Sharon) Leka; sister, Verna (husband, Robert) Marler; and brother, Gary (wife, Carrie) Leka; grandchildren, Randy, Curtis, Rebecca, Jack, Brandon, and Michelle; great grandchildren, Addy, Willa, Corben, Chesney, Raelynn, and Kia.  

She loved Live Country Music and dancing. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, but also enjoyed gardening. She was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR, and Dirt Racing.   


Cremation services are being accorded 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 


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