December 27, 1932 ~ February 6, 2020

Born in: Danville, Indiana
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Joseph C. Rhea Jr., 87, passed away Feb. 6, 2020. Survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (née Bedell) Rhea; children, Scott and Karen Rhea, Kurt and Tina Rhea, JoEllen (née Rhea) Snyder and Tom Rhea; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Clark and Mary Smith. Preceded in death by his brother, James Michael Rhea and sister, Judith Ann Sprague.
Born to Joseph C. and Pauline Rhea on Dec. 27, 1932, in Danville, Ind. Joseph loved God and enjoyed his family time, traveling and genealogy research.  In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Burma Christian Communications, Inc. or BCC, PO Box 4334, Parker, CO  80134  IRS Tax #68-0264807
Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences,


Memorial Service: February 11, 2020 2:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. I am so sorry to learn of Joseph’s passing. I had E mailed him twice lately and no reply. Decided to do a search and found the obituary. He had E mailed me about his last vol. of genealogy on the Rhea family ready, but no info on price or ordering. I hate to use this way of communication, but no of no other way. I would appreciate price and how to order. I will share the information with others here who are interested. I am Ivan D. Lancaster, POB 128, Trafalgar, Indiana 46181-0128 and email is
    Joseph accomplished so much. He left a great legacy. You all have my prayers.

  2. Dear Mary Ellen, We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Joe. We are thankful for your FB posts so that we are in the loop. We will always fondly remember your visit to Lake Havasu City to see us. Thank you again. We are praying for you and your family. Love, Mary Kay and Dick

  3. CandleImagePraying for comfort for you and your family.
    Praying for special memories of this very special man
    that was shared throughout your lives.
    Love to you all, 💗
    DeWain and Sue and the Stoll family

  4. CandleImageWe are so very sorry for your loss. Sending you strength, peace and healing during this difficult time.

  5. Our sincere condolences to Mary Ellen and all family members. Having Joe and Mary Ellen as neighbors and friends for eight years was truly a blessing for us.

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