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James Joseph Rhodes, Sr.

DESLOGE — James Rhodes, 87, of Park Hills, passed away February 19, 2018, at Presbyterian Manor in Farmington. He was born November 2, 1930, in Bonne Terre, to the late Charles and Margie (LaBrot) Rhodes. Jim and his wife Mary Lou owned and operated Rhodes Small Engine Repair business for over 20 years. He was also a member of the Esther Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lou (Sherrill) Rhodes; daughter, Joni Marler; great-grandson, Carter James Rhodes; and one sister, Carlotta “Pete” Clark.

Jim is survived by his children, Georgiana (Mrs. Robert) Bloom, James Rhodes, Jr. and wife Melinda, Jonathan Rhodes, and Carrie (Mrs. Christopher) Wadlow; nine grandchildren, Brian Duncan, Mary Elizabeth Corcoran, Rebecca Hall, Garrett Rhodes, Jessica Rhodes, Alicia Eads, Jeffrey Wadlow, Charlie Wadlow, and Kristin Wadlow; fourteen great-grandchildren; and beloved niece, Nancy Warren.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will resume at 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2018, in the C.Z. Boyer and Son Chapel in Desloge with Dennis Conway officiating. Interment will follow at Parkview Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials may be directed to the Esther Methodist Church or American Cancer Society.



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