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Nancy Elizabeth Rhodes

October 29, 1937 - October 2, 2021

Nancy Elizabeth Rhodes, age 83, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Born in Tazewell, VA on October 29, 1937, she was a daughter of the late William L. and Beulah F. (Hash) Hoops.

After graduating from Tazewell High School in 1956, Nancy married and started a family. Once her children were grown, she entered the workforce and worked for various retail stores, including Value City. Nancy loved to travel, bowl, and work in her yard. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Most of all, Nancy was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary Brogan, Edith Ann Hoops, and Anthony Hoops. Nancy is survived by her husband of 39 years, Gary L. Rhodes; children, James L. Bench, Jr. (Jackie), Beverly Meadow, Michael Bench (Christy); siblings, John Hoops (Margaret), James Hoops (Barbara), Timothy Hoops, and Barbara Chapman (James); 7 grandchildren, Amy, Jessica, Jenna Lee, Daniel, Jr., Kenny, Becky, and Michelle; and many great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a funeral service at 12 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

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9 Guestbook messages for Nancy Elizabeth Rhodes

  • Love and miss you mommom,

  • I love you so much Mom!! You were such a great person inside and out!! RIP mommy!!

  • I am sorry for the families lost of a very great mom my prayers and thoughts go to the family Nancy will be missed

  • Many prayers for the family

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the family she was a very sweet ladie

  • Beverly, know your heart is broken from the loss of your beloved mother. I lost my mom 4 years ago. He remains strong in my heart as your mom will remain in yours. Message me and we can exchange phone numbers. My heart is with you.
    Susan ( MONDAY ZOOM)

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was a very sweet lady. My deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort to her family.

  • Gary, so sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing. She was such a wonderful person. We will be praying for God’s peace and comfort for you during this time. God Bless.

  • Mommy it’s been 2 weeks since you passed and I miss you so much!! I still can’t believe that your gone! I love you Mom!!