August 20, 2019

Tonya L. Rhoades

Died Sept. 29, 2018


Tonya L. Rhoades, 41, of Mio, passed away at her home Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

Tonya was born in El Paso, Texas, on March 30, 1977, and moved to Michigan when she was a year old. She graduated from Mio AuSable High School and attended Kirtland Community College. Tonya worked as a clerk for the Oscoda County court system. She was a member of the Mio Moose Lodge and played for Talley’s Pool League. Tonya was a gifted artist. She loved her kids and animals. She was an avid Denver Broncos fan and was an excellent cook. She will always be remembered for her contagious smile and loyal friendships.

Tonya is survived by her husband, Jay Rhoades of Mio; her parents, Candy (Gary Wood), Cheri (Tim Cox), and Sharon Booth; her children, Chelsea Fuhr of Mio, Kylee Fuhr of Mio, Skylar Rhoades of Gaylord and Torie Rhoades of Lewiston; her sisters, Alysia Booth-Gruman, Cassie Booth, Stephanie McLean and Miranda Miller; her brothers, Larry Beek, Zachary Wood, Alex Miller and Brock Miller; her grandson, Bentley Huff; her grandparents, Dolores Lemon and Mary Jo Beek; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Vern Rhoads Jr.; and many brothers- and sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her fathers, Larry Beek and Dwight Booth; her grandfathers, James Lemon and Lawrence Beek; and her sister, Crystal Beek.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio; and also Friday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Mio Seventh-day Adventist Church, with Pastor Jay Clough officiating. Interment will follow the services at Mentor Township Cemetery, Mio.

Arrangements by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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