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Born second of 8 children on a farm in Virginia in 1871, Amanda Clark Rhoads grew up in a loving, reverent family, and after her seminary education, she taught in a one-room log school house. Later her husband Burton's job took them to Illinois. In 1912 she and her husband were founders and deacons of the Village Baptist Church, the only church where Billy Graham served as pastor. Amanda's strength and warmth brought joy to not only her family and friends but to everyone she met. This is her story, the story of how an ordinary life can be extraordinary.