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Leona (Toman) Rhode, 94, of Lafayette, passed away at her daughter's residence on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Born on June 17, 1919 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Fugate) Toman.
Leona married William C. "Bill" Rhode on March 21, 1939 in Lafayette and he preceded her in death on April 29, 1998. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, journaling, cooking, music, Sunday drives with her husband, shopping and most of all spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great grandchildren.
Surviving are her children, a daughter, Patricia Doyle (husband, George), sons, James Rhode, Richard Rhode, Kenneth Rhode and Thomas Rhode; her sister, Tina Lockard; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by several siblings and four grandchildren, Jeffrey Doyle, Michael Doyle, Charles Rhode and Wayne Stingley.

Visitation one hour prior to the 1:30 funeral service on Tuesday at Hippensteel Funeral Home with Rev. Jordan Parnell officiating. Burial to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at