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Shooting in Huston Township


December 23, 2021

Herald of Dec. 26, 1946

Thelma Leona (Edwards) Rhodes, 30, was shot and killed in her Huston Township home, authorities believed, by her husband, Herman Lykens Rhodes on December 20. Police theorized that he died by his own hand some six hours later after hours of “remorseful sobbing”. State Police and Dr. Daniel M. Replogle, Blair County Coroner, pieced together the story from interviews with the Rhodes’ children, who were in the home at the time of the shootings.

Their nine year old daughter left the house around 9 a.m. the next morning with her siblings, four brothers aged 8, 7, a...

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