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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
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Frances Rhodes

Frances M. Rhodes (Newman)

Tuesday, August 14th, 1928 - Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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Frances “Pat” M. Rhodes, age 91, of Joplin, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Spring River Christian Village in Joplin.

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.
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    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 10:30am
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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    Truman Brady, Minister
  • Interment

    Atlas Cemetery/ Sterling Cemetery
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    Joplin, Missouri
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Stacy Cameron

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Aunt Pat had TWO DAUGHTERS! The daughter not mentioned in the obituary is Charla Behan. And her children are Albert Shabazz and Missy Shabazz. And their were names to her siblings as well. It would have been nice if her siblings were listed. Her sister Ruth Fenimore always kept in touch with Aunt Pat and they would get together. Esther Powell, another sister that lived in Springfield would get together with Aunt Pat and my grandmother Ruth to decorate graves on Memorial Day. Aunt Pat was very swert and nice. She alwayd had ice cream at her house, Butter Brickle. It's still my favorite. She always had a smile and her laugh was infectious. I always liked visiting with her. When she lived in Neosho, MO it was s beautiful place. Across their highway deer would scrambke down the steep sides of the woods. I remember the grandfather clock her and uncle Charley had and the beautiful chimes it made. She will be sorely missed. The last child of her family. I know she is in a better place visiting with her siblings and parents. Rest in Peace sweet Pat.

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