Rhetta Jane Lewis

Memorial services for Rhetta Jane Lewis, 72, Eudora will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel.  Burial will follow the service at the Eudora Cemetery.  The family will greet friends an hour before the service at the Eudora Chapel.  Rhetta died January 25, 2022 at her home in Eudora.

Rhetta was born October 2, 1949 in Brookfield, Missouri the daughter of Edsel M. and Thelma J. (Bridges) Miller.

Rhetta graduated from De Soto High School in 1967.

She worked for over 25 years for Spectrum Carpet, where she was a bookkeeper and worked in sales. She developed many lifelong friendships with her coworkers at Spectrum.

She loved spending time with her children and her grandchildren, she loved to support her grandchildren’s activities.  She enjoyed baking and knitting and crocheting.  She and Skee enjoyed many motorcycle rides together.

She married Virgil “Skee” Lewis on January 27, 1997 in Lawrence, KS.  He preceded her in death on May 8, 2020.  Her parents and brother, Ron Miller also preceded her in death.

Other survivors include her daughter, Melody (Steve) Buchholz of Eudora, KS; her sons Martin (Jenny) Dunavin of Wilsonville, OR, Brandon Lewis (Jerri Harris), Caleb (Kristen) Lewis, Josh Lewis all of Eudora, KS; ten grandchildren, Graci, Isaac, Sebastian, Lily, Rainey, Grant, Bella, Addi, Isla and Landen.

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  1. Rick and Connie Beach on January 28, 2022 at 11:47 am

    Rick and I are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, please know our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time., if there’s anything we can do please don’t hesitate to let us know. Rick and Connie Beach

  2. John Heiling on January 29, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Melanie and Martin. You don’t know me. I called on Brenda and your Mother for all 25 years. I don’t think I ever met a quicker whit than Rhetta. I called on Spectrum way more than I should have, because Rhetta had me on the floor just about every time I was in there. When I got new products, I always polished my pitch on Rhetta and Brenda. They had a way of cutting my presentations to pieces, and I loved it to death.

    I watched Rhetta suffer thru a number of illnesses and pain. Many days she shouldn’t have been there. Thru it all, her family was everything to her. She almost always spent time talking about her children. In the later years the conversations included her Grandchildren.

    I feel privileged that I had met and worked with Rhetta for 25 years.

    John Heiling
    Mill & Distributor Salesman

  3. Eleanor Broderick on January 30, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Mel and Martin, I am so sorry for your loss.
    I worked part time at Spectrum. Rhetta was my friend. We shared a love of New York Dogs and onion rings and lamented the fact that Sonic stopped offering them!!
    Rhetta was my friend! (But she never would give me her recipe for her awesome baked beans!)

  4. Berniece Pflumm on January 30, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Rhetta.
    She was such a wonderful person God Rest her soul. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

  5. Patricia Gifford on January 31, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Melody and Martin & family we are so sorry to hear about Rhetta.
    I remember visiting with her at baseball games when the boys were little those were such fun times. May she Rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayers.
    Bruce & Patty Gifford

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