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Kitty Faye (Busse) Rhodes

July 2, 1954 ~ February 17, 2020 (age 65)


Kitty Faye (Busse) Rhodes, age 65, of Benton, Illinois and formerly of Greenville, Illinois, passed away at 11:08 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at the SSM Good Samaritan Hospital of Mt. Vernon.

Ms. Rhodes’ wishes were to be cremated. 

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Bradford Community Center in Greenville, IL.

The Leffler Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of the arrangements.

Kitty Faye was born on July 2, 1954 in Litchfield, Illinois, the daughter of Edward “Bud” Busse and Leona (Rusher) Busse.

She formerly worked as a Direct Support Professional with a care facility in Greenville, IL.

Kitty enjoyed going fishing, listening to music, having coffee with friends, and she loved to cook.

Surviving are three sons: Michael Westcott of Benton, Jim Busse of Springfield, IL, Donald Huddleston of Freeburg, IL; three grandchildren: Austin Gieselman, Grace Huddleston, and Emma Huddleston; a sister Tami Wells of Springfield, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two siblings: Thomas Busse, and Karla Morgan.

Memorial contributions may be made to GoFundMe Final Expenses for Kitty Rhodes

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Celebration of Life
March 14, 2020

1:00 PM
Memorial Celebration of Life Service

Please note
Memorial Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Bradford Community Center, Greenville, Illinois.
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