Mrs. Hazel Marie Rhodes, age 94, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at her home. She was born on April 30, 1916, in Republic, Mo. to Homer and Elva Gilliland.
She was united in marriage to Clyde Rhodes on May 18, 1942; he preceded her in death on February 9, 1986.
Hazel graduated from Nixa High School in 1934 and operated a beauty salon in Mt. Vernon, Mo. She was a member of Chesapeake Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Mo., active with the Sonshine Girls volunteer organization, and volunteered at the Mt. Vernon Senior Citizens Center.
Hazel is survived by her son, Ronald Rhodes, his wife Joyce, of Monett, Mo., her daughter, Rena Hill and her husband, Steve, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., her daughter, Carla Rhodes, of Monett, Mo.; five grandchildren: Jeff Jones, Dustin Rhodes, Steven Jones, Zoe Smith, and Ryan Rhodes; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Mrs. Rhodes was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her sister, Thelma Stearns.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at the Chesapeake Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Mo. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at Chesapeake Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, Mo.
Memorial donations may be made to Chesapeake Baptist Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn South Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo.