December 17, 1932 – November 6, 2017

Rhoda L. Schwarz, 84 of Del Ray Beach, Florida formerly of Newton passed away

Monday, November 6, 2017, in Florida.

Memorial services celebrating Rhoda’s life was held Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton, Illinois with Rev. Brad Harper officiating. Online condolences may be offered at

Rhoda was born on December 17, 1932 in Newton, Illinois the daughter of George and Lucille (Phillips) Colwell. She married Marvin D. Schwarz, he preceded her in death. Rhoda was a member of the Newton Christian Church. She enjoyed traveling, playing golf and tennis, and taking college courses in a variety of subjects that interested her. She loved her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed being able to help them and share in their lives.

Rhoda will be loved and remembered by her sisters Katherine (Chester) Clark of Farmersburg, Indiana, Shirley (Claude) Alexander of Kansas City, Kansas and Carol (Darold) Miller of Newton, Illinois; sister-in-law Julia Colwell of Newton, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin, and brothers Donald, Roy, and Morris Colwell.