Janet A. (Skillman) Rhoades

December 31, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Janet Rhoades Obituary

Janet Alice (Skillman) Rhoades, a lifelong resident of Shelby County passed away on Sunday December 31, 2023, at Ashford Place in Shelbyville with her family by her side.  Janet was born in Shelby County on September 20, 1939, to the late Charles E. and May C. (Price) Skillman.

Janet was a 1957 graduate of Fairland High School.  She married Cecil V Rhoades on October 11, 1957, and he survives.  Janet worked at Western Electric in Indianapolis until the plant closed and then moved to Nashville Tennessee for a few years until she came back to Indianapolis and retired from Western Electric on Franklin Road in Indianapolis.  

In addition to her husband Cecil, Janet is survived by daughters Christina "Chris" Bullard (Jim) of Shelbyville, Indiana, and Susan Kent (Jerry) of LaBelle, Florida. Grandchildren Jeremy Bullard (Rhonda), Chelsey Smothers (Matt Branson) both of Shelbyville, Kyle Kanouse (Emily Smith) of Hollywood, Florida, and Tiffany Haggard (Jeff) of Greenwood, Indiana.  She is also survived by 7 great grandchildren, Olivia Bullard, Nolyn Smothers, Addysenn  Smothers, Mavrik Branson, Hailie Haggard, Madisyn Haggard & Jaxson Haggard.  Janet is preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Patsy Wischmeyer (Jack).

Janet loved spending time with her family, she and Cecil spent many winters in Punta Gorda Florida as snowbirds.  She also collected many things like music boxes, cherished teddies, Hershey’s, Campbell Soups Items, and I Love Lucy memorabilia as well.  She loved going on cruises, and Branson Missouri and taking in all the shows. Janet loved the holidays, but Christmas was her favorite time of year.  Janet & Cecil bowled in leagues in both Indiana and Florida, played shuffleboard and Bingo.  She was an avid Indy 500 car race fan and went to the 500 races for many, many years. We can’t forget about her being a huge fan of IU basketball.

Services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home in Shelbyville, Pastor Merry Popplewell will preside.  Friends are welcome to visit from 5-8PM, Friday, January 5, 2024, at the mortuary.  The burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, IN.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorial contributions be made to Mountain Mission School, 1760 Edgewater Dr., Grundy, VA  24614 in memory of Janet.

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January 5, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home
437 Amos Rd.
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Funeral Service
January 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home
437 Amos Rd.
Shelbyville, IN 46176


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