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Obituary: Dixie Belle Rhodes

Obituary: Dixie Belle Rhodes

March 22nd, 2019 in Obituaries

Dixie Belle Rhodes, 97, of Guthrie, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Dixie was born on March 6, 1922 in Guthrie, Missouri, to the late Wallace and Anna Mae Emmons Jones. She was married to Ralph W. Rhodes on September 2, 1942 in Guthrie and he preceded her in death in 2002. She was a 1940 graduate of New Bloomfield High School and she worked for over 20 years as a Secretary for the Grandview School District until her retirement in 1984. Dixie was a member of Dry Fork Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She also was a member of the Moose Lodge Chapter 280 in Moberly, The Women of the Moose, Missouri State Teachers Association and Callaway County Teachers Association. She enjoyed playing cards, dancing with her husband, taking care of her cat - Max, and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her grandchildren, Deanna (Joe) Rhodes of Kansas City, Natalie (Eric) Pool of Kansas City, Raquel (Patrick) Castrop of Jefferson City, Nicholle Rhodes of Jefferson City and Jeffrey (Jessica) Rhodes of Holts Summit; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Dixie was also preceded in death by one son, Dennis D. Rhodes, and one sister, Mildred Wilson. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Dry Fork Baptist Church in Guthrie. Burial will follow at Dry Fork Cemetery. The family will receive guests from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dry Fork Baptist Church or Dry Fork Cemetery, both in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, MO 65251. Online condolences may be made at www.debofuneralhome.com