Christopher Stephen ‘Chris’ Rhymer

Christopher Stephen ‘Chris’ Rhymer

Chris Rhymer, 43, of Carbondale, died Friday, May 15, 2020, at his home. 

He was born Aug. 5, 1976, in Lakenheath, England, the son of Jay and Jeannie Haynes Rhymer.

He is survived by his life partner, Rachel Walker of Carbondale; his mother, Jeannie Haynes of Anna; his father, Jay (Debbie) Rhymer of Anna; a brother, Brad (Patty) Rhymer of San Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Amy (Jason) Messamer of Coralville, Iowa; maternal grandmother Bonnie Haynes of Anna; very special aunt Cathy Spinazola of Cobden; many other aunts and uncles; cousins; and numerous close friends. 

He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed going on hiking excursions all over the United States and beyond. He enjoyed going camping and listening to music. 

He worked for many years for Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the registrar’s office. 

Graveside services will be held privately for the immediate family. 

Memorials can be made to the Ocean Conservancy or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

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