Thelma Faye Rhodes 1920 - 2009

Memorial services for Thelma Faye Rhodes will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at De Soto Baptist Church. Burial will follow at De Soto Cemetery. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. at the church. Mrs. Rhodes died Feb. 6, 2009, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott.
She was born April 25, 1920, in Caldwell to Roy and Edith LaMunyon Thurman. She graduated from Iola High School. She married Willard Leslie Rhodes on Jan. 17, 1942, in Wichita. She lived in Clearview City for 15 years and was a member of the Clearview Baptist Church. Mrs. Rhodes moved to Prescott in 1996.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard, in 1991; a son Ronald; brothers Earl and Melvin; and sister Darlene. She is survived by sister Lois Maddox; four brothers, Fern, Louis, James and Homer Thurman; two sons, Larry Rhodes, Overland Park, and Dennis Rhodes, Houston, Texas; to daughters, Carolyn Shafto, Shawnee, and Brenda Slinkard, Fulton; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
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