Cheri Lynette (Rhodes) McConnell, 59, of Summerfield, Florida, formerly of Slippery Rock and Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away May 18, 2020 at her mother’s home in Summerfield Florida after a period of declining health.
Born March 19th, 1961 in Brookville, Cheri was the daughter of Faye Fratus (Bart) and James Rhodes.
Graduating from Grove City High School in 1979, she went on to Butler County Community College where she obtained a degree in data processing. Cheri was an extremely hard and dedicated worker, making her a valued employee and business owner. She and her former husband, Bob, owned and operated CarQuest Auto parts in Slippery Rock for many years.
One of Cheri’s favorite pastimes was enjoying a good book. She took great pleasure in studying family genealogy. Her hobbies included figuring out a challenging puzzle and seeking out unique coins and stamps. She also cherished time with her family and friends
She was proceeded in death by her maternal grandparents Ward and Helen McCall; paternal grandparents Cecil and Agnes Rhodes.
In addition to her parents, Cheri is survived by her daughter Sarah Prince (Justin); son James Rigby; grandson Justin Prince, Jr.; brother David Rhodes (Becky); niece Shannon Rhodes; nephew Joshua Lamberton; nephew Daniel Rhodes; and great nephew Connor Young. She is also survived by her stepfather Bart Fratus, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
At Cheri’s request there will be no visitation or services. Memorial donations are being accepted to establish an educational trust for Cheri’s son, James, in care of Faye Fratus.