|Birth: ||May 9, 1917|
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 2010|
South Dakota, USA
Duncan Banner, Sun., June 6, 2010
Rapid City, S.D. - ETHEL MARIE SNEED RHODES, 93, Duncan, Okla., lovingly known as "Grandma Ree," passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010, in the Rapid City Regional Hospital at Rapid City, S.D.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, in the Eastside church of Christ, with Brant Stubblefield officiating. Interment will be in the New Velma Cemetery under the direction of the Bailes-Polk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Ethel Marie was born May 9, 1917, at Lavada, Texas, to George Parnell and Maude Mavourneen Lindsey Sneed. She attended school at Wewoka, Okla., and graduated from Duncan High School. She married James Carl "Swampy" Rhodes at Wewoka on Jan. 31, 1936, and he preceded her in death on August 29, 2005.
She worked building airplanes at Tinker Field, Oklahoma City, during World War II. Her main purpose was to live a faithful and active Christian life. She was a member of the Midway church of Christ, and loved spending time with her family. She was an avid "hacker" of golf and played with her husband, Swampy. They were charter members of the Wildhorse Golf Course in Velma. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing and shopping for the absolute best bargains.
Ethel Marie was preceded in death by her parents, and six brothers and sisters.
Survivors include daughters, Chris Taylor and June Armon of Garland, Texas, Sally and Bob Littrell of Marlow, and Ann and Terry Neal of Longview, Texas; a son, James and Terrie Rhodes of Guyton, Georgia; and a daughter-in-law, Dr. Susan Barnes Rhodes of Mobile, Ala.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westview Boys' Home, 120 West Broadway, Hollis, OK 73550.
James Carl Rhodes (1913 - 2005)*
New Velma Cemetery
Created by: Jean
Record added: Jun 04, 2010
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