Frances “Pat” M. Rhodes, age 91, of Joplin, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Spring River Christian Village in Joplin.
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Pat, the daughter of the late Robert and Gladys (Miller) Newton, was born on August 14, 1928 in the Atlas Community east of Joplin. She was life long resident of the area and a member of Villa Heights Christian Church. In 1946 she was united in marriage to Charley Rhodes, he preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Vicki Towne, of Chanute, KS; three grandchildren, Andrew Towne, of Torington, NY, Al Shabazz, and Melissa Shabazz. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Charla Behan; her son-in-law Charles, three brothers and six sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:30 am at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary in Joplin with burial to follow at the Sterling Cemetery in Atlas, MO.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory, Joplin.