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Phyllis Colleen Rhoades

October 2, 1928 - February 19, 2023

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Phyllis Colleen Rhoades, one of eleven children born to Orval Franklin and Theresa (Smith) Chastain, on October 2, 1928, in Rock Port, Missouri. She attended Red Star and High Creek Country Schools.


On February 12, 1946, Phyllis was united in marriage to Vernie Amos Rhoades in Hiawatha, Kansas. They lived in Nishnabotna, Missouri and became the parents of six children, Jimmy, Vernon, Teri, Judy, David, and Joseph. In 1992, they moved to Fairfax, Missouri where she lived until the present time.


Phyllis was a homemaker, raising her children and grandson Joseph Lee. She was then employed by Lena Groff at the Sale Barn for 10 years. Phyllis later was a cook for the Tarkio College, Tarkio, Missouri.


Phyllis was a member of the Fairfax Christian Church, Fairfax, receiving Jesus as her Lord and Savior in 1992. Phyllis passed away Sunday, February 19, 2023, Community Hospital-Fairfax, Fairfax, at the age of 94.


Besides her parents and husband, Vernie Rhoades, Phyllis was preceded in death by sons, Jimmy Dale and Vernon Rhoades, and infant son, Joseph Allan Rhoades; granddaughter, Tracy Lynn Rhoades and great granddaughter, Ashley Ann Wooten; siblings, Orval, Harold, Eugene, Carrol, Allen, and Jimmie Chastain, Faye Morrison, Rose Ann Chastain, Esther Lingerfelt, and Gladys Harmon. Survivors include children, Teri (Wayne) Laverentz, Tabor, Iowa, Judy Ann (Larry, Jr.) Wooten, Maryville, Missouri, David Lee (Elizabeth) Rhoades, Fairfax; daughter-in-law, Debbie Rhoades, Fairfax; special grandson, Joseph Lee Rhoades; grandchildren, Larry Dale, Sherry Ann, John Daniel, Amy Colleen, Sandra Michelle, Stevie Joe and Dusty Rhoades; great-grandchildren, Ashley Ann, Alicia Marie, April Lynn and Amber Dawn Clark, Corey and Zakary Stevens, Emily Marie Stevens, Hunter and River Rhoades; great great-grandchildren, Charlie and Cammie White; numerous nieces and nephews.


Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 25, 2023, Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.

There is no visitation.

Interment: Smith Cemetery, Rock Port.

Memorials: Phyllis Rhoades Memorial Fund.

Arrangements: Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.