Violet Elenor (Zvonik) Rhoades

January 9, 1932 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 90)


On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Violet E. Rhoades also known to many as Bobbe, passed away at the age of 90 at her son’s home in Coopersville, Michigan.  She was surrounded by her family and her faithful dog, Popco.

Bobbe, nicknamed by her sister, was born in Long Island on January 9, 1932. A long-time resident of Marlborough and Wallkill, NY. She had a joy for volunteering, gardening, cooking, and knitting.

Bobbe was preceded in death by her husband John Rhoades, and father and mother Charlie & Phoebe Zvonik. She is survived by her children, Debbie (Gary) Smith, Maureen Hammill, and Kevin (Linda) Hammill, her Grandchildren Tracie (Scott) Beatty, Amanda (Chad) Reed, Robin Smith, Katie Hammill, David (Lauren) Hammill and Michael (Brenda) Hammill, her great grandchildren Tysher Beatty, Finley Hammill, Mairead Hammill, and lifelong friend Elizabeth Kunek. 

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Coopersville Cares Food pantry and clothing closet ( where she enjoyed volunteering.  No services at this time and a private memorial will be held at a future date. Online condolences may be left on her tribute wall at

Arrangements are by Throop Funeral Home and an online obituary and guestbook can be found at

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