September 23, 2021

HOUSTON, Mo.- Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evans Funeral Home for Gloretta Gail Rhodes, 75, Houston, Mo., who died Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at her home. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Pontiac Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Missouri Baptist Children’s Home or Pontiac Cemetery.

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Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Gordon Rhodes; twin sons, Brian Rhodes and wife Annette and daughter Macayla Rhodes, Melbourne, Mo. and Bruce Rhodes, Houston, Mo. and one sister, Kaye Pennington, Wichita, Kan.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobbie Timmons and Glenn Timmons.

Mrs. Rhodes was born July 14, 1946, in Holdenville, Okla., to Frances “Bud” Timmons and Pearl (Anderson) Timmons. She grew up in Maize, Kan. and graduated from Maize High School in 1965, and from Wichita Business College in Wichita, Kan., for the stenographic secretarial on Dec. 8, 1966.

She loved to go on mission trips with the Ozark Prairie Baptist Association. She was in charge of fixing the meals for the mission’s teams and she enjoyed helping the team reaching people for Jesus and helping the churches they were working with.

Mrs. Rhodes loved to go camping and taking the granddaughter on trips in the summer. She also loved her flowers and loved to cook.

She was saved at the age of 12. She loved the Lord and the church. She was active as she could be in churches where she was a member. She had a deep love for Eunice Baptist Church, where she attended as long as she was able. She loved music and sang in the choir when she could. She loved to visit churches with her husband when he served as director of missions.