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George Rhodes

Service Date: March 20, 2021
Interment Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Crematory
Service Info: Blessed Sacrament Church
Service Info

George James Rhodes was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.  He passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas.  George was born in Cook County, IL on March 11, 1932 to the late Edward and Della Rhodes.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Ft. Mitchell, KY where he enjoyed donating his time to caring for the church grounds, volunteering with St. Vincent DePaul and being an extraordinary minister and usher.  In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his sisters Zelma Forbush and Charlotte Copple.  He is survived by his wife Cynthia Rhodes, daughters Tamara Elmlinger (Jeffrey) and Andrea Scully (Michael), and grandchildren Christopher, Spencer, and Matthew Elmlinger and Hunter Scully.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church.  Memorial contributions can be made at The Alzheimer’s Association or The St. Elizabeth Foundation   Online condolences can be made at

10:00 am

Blessed Sacrament Church

2409 Dixie Hwy
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
Phone: (859) 331-4302

Linnemann Funeral Home Crematory

Address: 30 Commonwealth Avenue Erlanger, KY - Kentucky 41018
12:00 am - 12:00 am

George Rhodes


Death as in Life

Today as I celebrate my birth day of George bringing me into this life, I am reminded how even in his death, George erased all existence of the family he abandoned and left behind in their very young lives. Four children, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren were far too insignificant to be even mentioned upon his death. Had he cared for and tended to their lives, the very lives he brought forth in this world even half as much as he tended his gardens, perhaps we all could have lived happy and fulfilled lives. There’s a special place reserved for people like George, a/k/a my once upon a time father.