Rhudell spent her life taking care of her home and her family.
Each year she planted a garden and would then spend hours canning vegetables and making all kinds of jelly that she shared with everyone she knew and loved.
Tending to her flowers and yard was an everyday event, and her hard work didn’t go unnoticed because she won awards for the “Yard of the Month.”
Rhudell and Les traveled and camped in their younger years, always taking some of the grandsons with them.
They belonged to the Massac Modulators CB Club and her handle was “Silver Streak.”
She was always cooking and baking, especially her chicken and dumplings, in case family or friends stopped by.
During the holidays there was homemade Christmas candy and a tree decorated in the color red.
Red was truly the color that Rhudell liked the most.
The past several years, Rhudell didn’t want to leave home because who would take care of her cats and fill the hummingbird feeder.
Rhudell was an amazing lady who was full of love, laughter, smiles and the rock of the family.
Throughout her life the things she treasured the most were seeing her daughters grow up, watching her grandsons become men and being able to see the great-grandchildren continue her legacy of love, laughter and smiles.
Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy are her two daughters, Sandra Sue and husband Dick Mizell and Patricia Ann and husband Ellis Wayne Reynolds, all of Granite City; four grandsons Don and wife Lesa Mizell of Cuba, Mo. and Tim Mizell and friend Julie, Bryan and wife Olivia Reynolds and Jason Mizell and friend Jessica, all of Granite City; two granddaughters-in-law Debye Mizell of Granite City and Delaine Young of High Hill, Mo.; 11 great-grandchildren, Noah, Isaiah, Amanda, Jaime, Kayla, Macey, Tyler, Austin, Michael, Drew and Dillan; three brothers-in-law, Ted and wife Juanita Jeffords of Manteno and Ned and wife June Jeffords and William “Shot” and wife Alice Jeffords, all of Golconda; one niece; and several nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews, cousins and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Lloyd Mott, Jr.; her former husband, Charles Leslie Jeffords; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Brookport Funeral Home with Lesa Mizell officiating. Burial followed at the IOOF Cemetery in Golconda.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Diabetes Association.
Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Mo. and Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home of Metropolis were in charge of arrangements.