Pulliam Funeral Chapel - Oblong


VISITATION: 5 - 8 P.M. Friday June 18, 2004 - Pulliam Funeral Home - Oblong, IL & 10 - 11 A.M. Saturday June 19, 2004 - First Baptist Church - Oblong, IL

FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Saturday June 19, 2004 - First Baptist Church - Oblong, IL

MEMORIALS: First Baptist Church - Oblong envelopes at or may be mailed to the funeral home.

L. Dale Rhyne, 95, Oblong, Illinois died Saturday June 12, 2004 at his residence. Dale was born in Berne, Indiana on January 2, 1909 and was the son of Jesse Carl & Emma (Deitsch) Rhyne. On October 29, 1933 he married Emma Christine (Russell) and she survives. Dale retired from Mitchell's Greenhouse in 1984, Dale also taught school, was a school bus driver, worked at Lemons Hardware and Mont Eagle Mills, was a janitor at the Robinson IGA, a sawmill worker and Baptist Preacher. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oblong and Retired Teacher's Association. Dale was a graduate of Oblong Township High School Class of 1931and Eastern Illinois University Class of 1968.

Dale is survived by his wife Emma Christine, one son and daughter-in-law: John F. & Alice Rhyne; two daughters and sons-in-law: Clara E. & Leroy Smith and Ruth A. & Duane Centers; six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and eight step-greatgrandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and seven step-great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Esther Klosterman & Elizabeth Piper; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Robert V. & Joan Russell, Naomi Russell, Joyce Brandts and Nellie Dennis; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dale in death are his parents, two brothers: Harold & Elmer Rhyne; one sister: Helen (Rhyne) Beoughter; one grandson Michael D. Smith; one step-grandson Clinton Centers; one step-granddaughter Barbara Hall and one step-great grandson Tracy Lee Hall.

Burial will be in the Berlin Cemetery, Southwest of Oblong, Illinois



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