Phyllis J. Rhodes

There are no services scheduled at this time for Phyllis J. Rhodes, 92, Lawrence. Phyllis passed away March 2, 2019 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Phyllis was born on November 7, 1926 in Emporia, Kansas, the daughter of Alvin Leslie and Gladys (Dietz) Taylor.

She married Warren Rhodes on July 28, 1946 in Emporia, Kansas. He preceded her in death along with a sister, Shirley Hart.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan (Larry) Eubanks, son, Kent (Kathe) Rhodes, sister, Katherine Hollar, grandchildren, Adrianne (Earl) Brynds, Matthew Eubanks, Mark (Kellie) Rhodes, Mardi Rhodes, Marshall Rhodes, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Alzheimer’s Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Nancy Hettwer on March 4, 2019 at 5:52 am

    I was so sad to learn of Phyllis’s passing! Phyllis was a wonderful neighbor of mine in Deerfield Cottages and she was missed! I always enjoyed visiting with her. She was a great person!

  2. steve oliver on March 4, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    steve and amy oliver, we bought her house on eldorado 20 years ago. she was a
    special person. we’re sorry for your loss.

  3. Gary Tollefson on March 5, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Kent and families, just a note to let you know that times like these are never easy, however we have the Written Promises from God, found only in His Word, that we shall have eternal life, found only through Jesus Christ…Just wanted to pass that promise along to you, and hopefully bring some comfort and strength and peace, during this difficult time…your friend for life…Gary T.

  4. Mona Gerstmann on March 5, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Phyllis was a volunteer broadcaster at the Audio-Reader Network and was an absolute joy to be around. She had a sunny disposition and a generous heart. She was a Thursday 8 -10 reader during the Topeka Capital Journal and Kansas City Star time slot. She always arrived with a box of donuts from Munchers Bakery. I was blessed to have known her and her memory will always be a blessing.

  5. Sherri Dobbins Millsap on March 5, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Phyllis was one of a treasured group of friends that included my mother, Betty Dobbins. I can’t think of that group without smiling as I remember the chattering and laughter whenever they were together. I’m sorry for your loss, but happy I got to know her.

  6. Carol Randel on March 5, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Phyllis has been a good friend for over 60 years. Lots of fun times in the Cosmo years & since. Many enjoyable luncheon visits

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