Rosa ‘Gator’ Rhodes

Rosa “Gator” Rhodes, 61, of Elizabeth, W.Va. died Thursday June 6, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Harrison County, a daughter of the late Herschell and Katherine (Mulligan) Hutson.

She was a homemaker and attended Lighthouse Church in Belpre. She enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards, and puzzles.

She is survived by her estranged husband Douglas Rhodes; four children John Barker (Brenda), Rhonda Freeland (Greg), Larry Rood (April), and Robin Rood (Brian) all of Elizabeth; 19 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three brothers; and three sisters.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her second husband Larry Rood, daughter Tammy Hutson, granddaughter Amanda Miller, three brothers, and one sister.

Services will be Sunday 2 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Visitation will be Saturday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

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