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Mary Ward Rhodes

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mary Ward Rhodes, 94, of Advance, was born May 22, 1917 at Zalma, Mo., the daughter of Oscar Cleavland and Eliza Ellen Bess Ward, and died Aug. 31, 2011 at the Advance Nursing Center.

Mary had been a school teacher for 31 years. She was a member of the Advance United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star and a past Matron. She was also a trained Hospice volunteer.

Mary and Glenn Rhodes, Sr. were united in marriage on Dec. 11, 1936 at Jonesboro, Ill., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1993.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law; Glenn and Velma Rhodes, II of Bertrand, Mo., two daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and Terry Heuer of Seattle, Wash. and Marilyn and Kenneth Garner of Advance, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Velma Ward of Advance, and nieces and nephews, Donna Wagner, Bill Ward, Sonnie Fulkerson, Rex Rhodes, Don Rhodes and Angela Palatz.

A graveside service was held on Friday Aug. 2, 2011 at Morgan Memorial Park in Advance.

A memorial service will be held on Sat. Sept. 10, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Advance United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Willer officiating.

Memorials may be sent to The Advance United Methodist Church's Capital Fund.

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