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Margaret E. Rhodes

Margaret E. Rhodes passed away at the age of 101 on April 2, 2021 in her home at Asbury Village in Coffeyvillle, Kansas.  


Margaret was born to parents Barnett and Minnie (Dearing) Phillips on October 18, 1919 in Englevale, Kansas in Labette County. She was one of 5 girls and attended school in Altamont, Kansas. 


As a young bride Margaret walked down the aisle on April 24, 1939 in Altamont, Kansas to marry her handsome groom, Charles C. “Jack” Rhodes.  The couple made their home in Ada, Oklahoma, Topeka, Kansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, then moving to Chanute, Kansas until their retirement; where they move to their farm in Edna, Kansas. In the later years Coffeyville became home. Jack preceded her in death on October 21, 2000. The couple share 61 years of marriage. 


Margaret was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, quilting, bowling and volunteering.  She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Edna, Kansas. 


She is survived by her children, Charlotte McMurray of Coffeyville, Linda Stanislaus of Topeka, and Martha Pierce (Dave) of Topeka; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her 4 sisters. 


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10 am until her Celebration of Life service held at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Facial masks are requested for the protection of the family and guest.  The Celebration of Life Service will be streamed via Facebook Life on the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel page beginning just prior to the service.  Margaret will be laid to rest next to her husband at the North Edna Cemetery north of Edna on Jackson Road following the service. To leave an online condolence or share a memory visit


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