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Rhoda Vance

December 31, 1937 — August 30, 2016

Dana- Rhoda Carol Vance, 78, of Dana, IL passed away at 12:05 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at her residence.
She was born on December 31, 1937 in Wheeling, West Virginia a daughter of Elma Lipscomb. She married Cecil Everett Vance on January 23, 1957 in Charleston, West Virginia. He passed away on July 16, 2016.
Survivors include her children, Thomas R. (Reggie ) Vance of Streator, IL; Patricia E. (Audie) Lynch of Lizemores, WV; Clifford A.(Joanna) Vance of Dana, IL; Linda K. (Terry) Moore of Pontiac, IL; Amanda Vance of Toluca, IL; Duane E. (Kim) Vance of El Paso, IL; six brother-in-laws, Robert Vance of Charleston, WV; Jack Vance of Poca, WV; Jerry (Jean) Vance of Tampa, FL; James(Catherine) Vance of French Creek, WV; Leonard(Mary)Vance of Poca, WV; Dennis (Beverly) Vance of Lizemores, WV; sisters-in-law, Barbara Vance of Charleston, WV; Mary L. Vance of Hurricane, WV; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, son, Philip Gary, brother-in-laws, Charles "Dink" , Garland E. "Cork" and Clarence "Swamp" (Gay) Vance; two infant brother-in-laws and infant sister-in-law; and one sister-in-law, Alpha Meadows.
Carol worked at Owens Glass Works in Streator, IL from 1964-1994.
Her passion was her family. She also enjoyed music, site seeing, traveling, playing cards, and fishing.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk. Pastor Scott Fulkerson will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk. Burial will be in Dana Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Dana Fire Department or a Charity of the Donor's Choice. Online tributes and condolences may be made at


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