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Rheta Opal Rhodes Autry
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1934
Death: Oct. 30, 2012
Potter County
Texas, USA

Rheta Autry, 79, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in Paramount Baptist Church with Dr. Gil Lain officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Hillside Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Snyder. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Rheta Opal Rhodes married Wendell Autry Dec. 27, 1952 in Snyder. In 1977, the family moved to Amarillo, where Rheta began working for what was the Texas Bank in Puckett Plaza. She stayed in the same location for more than 24 years, working for five more banks. She then retired with Bank of America in 2002. She was a loyal and trusted employee and served countless customers with her grace, warm heart and caring nature. She was a faithful and active member of Paramount Baptist Church, where she played the piano for her Love Sunday school class. Her passion for Christ and love for her family and friends was strong.

Rheta was a very talented artist. Her love of painting was shown throughout her home and in gifts to those fortunate to have a Rheta Autry original. She was a gifted seamstress, avid gardener and a fantastic cook. Anyone who knew her would most definitely agree she was truly an angel on Earth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a brother.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharron Autry of Amarillo; a son, Norman Autry of Amarillo; a grandson, Tarrant Autry of Amarillo; a granddaughter, Caitlin Daily and husband Chris of San Antonio; a great-grandson, Triston Autry of Amarillo; and a brother, Phil Rhodes and wife Wanda of Argyle.

The family suggests memorials be to Paramount Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 3801 S. Western St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

The family will receive guests from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sign the online guest book at

Amarillo Globe-News, Oct. 31, 2012
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  Wendell W Autry (1933 - 2003)
Hillside Memorial Gardens
Scurry County
Texas, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Oct 31, 2012
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Rheta Opal <i>Rhodes</i> Autry
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