Betty Jane Rhoads passed away at Rush Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park, IL, early
morning of April 20, 2022, at the age of 75.
Born in 1946 to Herman and Elizabeth Rhoads in South Bend, Indiana Betty later
moved to Rockford, IL. There, she perfected her bookkeeping and organizational skills.
On her own time, Betty’s quilting and needle point hobbies were award winning quality
work. She finally settled in Oak Park, IL to enjoy retirement.
Betty endured through several health conditions while keeping up with her social
network over the years, while living with her life partner and best friend Kevin Vaught.
He was by her bedside at the hospital when she bade her final farewell.
Betty was predeceased by parents, Herman and Elizabeth, ex-husband Dave
Spychalski. She is survived by sister Joan (Dave) Whitaker; children, Dawn (Dan)
Pfluger, Michelle Spychalski, Jean Pritchett; nine grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren. A special thanks to her partner Kevin Vaught for his loving support to
Betty, her family and pet dog Beauregard “Beau”.
No service will be held. In lieu of flowers donations to PAWS are welcome.
Condolences and comments and pictures can be left at heritageberwyn.com
A wife, a mother, a grandma too. This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight, you gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find, and in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way of another, not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best, now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep. Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.
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