Rhonda Woodsmall

Rhonda Rae Woodsmall, 68, of Salem, died Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at University of Iowa Hospitals.  She was born September 30, 1955 in Mt. Pleasant to Marvin Leo and Dorothy Marie Higdon Mills.  On January 19, 1975, she married Glen Wayne Woodsmall at Salem Friends Church.

She was a 1973 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and attended Southeastern Community College.  Rhonda worked as a CNA and in childcare.  She enjoyed quilting and sewing; puzzles and word games; wrote a book of poetry; and loved making up stories to tell her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of Savannah Heights in Mt. Pleasant; her mother of Salem; daughter Sarabeth (Dr. Ben) Carter of New London; sons Nathan (Jill) of Winfield and Glen (Angie) of Wapello; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father.

According to her wishes, her body has been cremated.  A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with inurnment at Burge Cemetery, New London.  A memorial has been established to assist with burial expenses.  Elliott Chapel, New London, is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.