Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


October 29, 2013

Audrey L. (McElwee) Rhoads, 85


Audrey L. (McElwee) Rhoads, 85, Batesville, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at St. Andrews Health Campus, where she had been a resident for nearly two years while being treated for Alzheimer's dementia. 

Born Nov. 25, 1927, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Rhoads Jr.; her grandson, Nicholas Rhoads; and five brothers: Lawrence, Glenn, Dean, Norman and Don; one sister: Jackie; and her parents, John and Mary (Simmons) McElwee.

She is survived by one sister: Eleanor Sanders (husband Al), Grove City, Ohio; two sons: Gregory (wife Christine), Cincinnati, and Gordon (wife Carol), Batesville; four grandchildren: Tonya Zembrodt and Talli Reinert, Florence, Ky., and Casey Rhoads and Josh Rhoads, Batesville; six great-grandchildren: Loranna Cox, Sydney Reinert, Shelby Reinert and LeeAnn Zembrodt, Florence, and Katelyn Rhoads and Ciera Rhoads, Batesville.

She was aunt to Larry McElwee, Worthington, Ohio, John McElwee, Cincinnati, Alyson Sanders, Grove City, Judy McElwee, Cincinnati, Phil McElwee, Hillsboro, Ohio, Doug McElwee, Bainbridge, Ohio, Kerry McElwee and Don McElwee, Sinking Spring, Ohio.

Audrey was a Cub Scout troop and 4-H leader, lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, member of the Eastern Star and church choir, lifelong amateur poet, creative painter, a person interested in crafts and owner of the Gooseberry Craft Shop in Batesville for several years. 

She worked for the Goodyear Atomic Plant, Portsmouth, Ohio, and then Public Service of Indiana, Batesville. Later in life after retirement, she spent several years actively working with organizing, leadership and instruction in the nondenominational Emmaus Walks of Central Indiana.

Audrey was a wonderful and extraordinary mother called Nan Nan. She was often the leader of the pack with the great-grandchildren on vacation and a deeply religious person who liked to say, "There is nothing going to happen today that I and the Lord can't handle together!" We will miss you.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at Sinking Spring Community Church, Ohio, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. and the service at 3 p.m. Burial will follow immediately at Pleasant Hill Cemetery there.

The family requests memorials or donations be made to the church. To sign the guestbook, persons may visit 


Text Only
  • Kepler, Karl.jpg Karl E. Kepler, 86

    Karl E. Kepler, 86, Florence, Kentucky, formerly of Kenton County, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Florence Park Care Center there.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • John E. Borchelt, 84

    John E. Borchelt, 84, husband of Thelma L. (Thackery) Borchelt, Bally, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Phoebe Richland Health Care Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Delores J. (Everhart) Helton, 78

    Delores J. (Everhart) Helton, 78, Cheviot, Ohio, died Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • Ouida Jaunice Howington, 84

    Ouida Jaunice Howington, 84, Anderson, died Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • Mary Margaret Moore, 91

    Mary Margaret Moore, 91, Milan, died Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • James Lee Meyers, 69

    James Lee Meyers, 69, New Castle, formerly of Batesville, died Friday, July 18, 2014.

    July 21, 2014

  • Mary Margaret Moore, 91

    Mary Margaret Moore, 91, Milan, died Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 21, 2014

  • Joyce Ann Kramer, 78

    Joyce Ann Kramer, 78, Milan, died Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 21, 2014

  • Viola Mae Pickett, 102

    Viola Mae Pickett, 102, Holton, died Friday, July 18, 2014.

    July 19, 2014

  • Pauline Alvey, 84

    Pauline Alvey, 84, Milan, died Friday, July 18, 2014.

    July 18, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.