Rhonda Cady


Rhonda Cady, 63, of Oskaloosa died Friday, November 25, 2022, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born October 25, 1959, in Grinnell, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and (Eula) Jean Saunders. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School with the class of 1978. On July 14, 1978, she was united in marriage to Rick Cady in Oskaloosa. To this union two daughters were born Jamie and Crystal.

Rhonda worked at J.C. Penny’s, Midwest One Bank, and last for First Resources in Sigourney retiring in October of 2021.

She looked forward to all family events. She enjoyed spending time with Rick attending their children and grandchildren’s activities; Friday morning breakfast with her girls; and the occasional day of shopping. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, and camping at the State Fair.

Her family includes her husband of over 44 years, Rick Cady of Oskaloosa; two daughters, Jamie (Dustin) Gerard and Crystal Cady (Cole Nilson) all of Oskaloosa; three grandchildren, Kadin Gerard, Addison Gerard, and Lincoln Nilson; three sisters, Rosie Mohler of Ankeny, Cindy Saunders of California, and Lori DeHoedt of Russell; a brother, Mike Saunders of Ottumwa; sisters and brothers in law, Linda and Mark Goodman of Rose Hill, JoAnn and Randy Plate of Oskaloosa, and Sharon and J.B. Aschinger of Oskaloosa; and several nieces and nephews.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents; her father and mother in law, Dick and Marilyn Cady; and two brothers in law, Gary Mohler and Dennis DeHoedt.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Reverend Rodney DeRonde officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Monday after 12 noon in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral home from 5:30-7:30 Monday evening to greet friends and relatives.

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