Wilma Lena Rhodes was born Dec. 4, 1944 in Hulbert, Okla. to William "Bill" and Thelma Mary (Rosenthal) McDaniel. She died Friday, Oct. 21, at her home at the age of 71.
Wilma grew up attending grade school in Peggs and then graduated Tahlequah High School in 1962. On Jan. 13, 1968, in Peggs, Oklahoma, Wilma Lena McDaniel and Douglas M. Rhodes were united in marriage. The couple made Peggs their home and had been married for over 48 years.
Wilma had worked at the "Old" Welch Grocery Store in Peggs. She then worked for over 44 years as a dental assistant. She first worked for Dr. Royce for 4 years and then Dr. Been for over 40 years. She was a member of the Peggs Community Church.
Wilma loved all of her family deeply and treasured the time spent with each of them. Wilma will always be remembered for the smile she always had on her face. She truly loved to talk and visit with everyone she knew. She was loved dearly and will be missed.
Wilma is survived by: her husband, Doug, of the home; 2 children: Mike Rhodes and wife Christa of Peggs, and Shelly Parker and husband Wade of Locust Grove; 4 grandchildren: Gunter Rhodes, Kaden Parker, Magen Willis and husband Johnny, and Brooke Horawa;4 great grandchildren: Josh Willis, Jocelyn Willis, Ruger Horawa, and Remi Horawa; 3 brothers-in-law: Jack Rhodes and wife Carolyn of Chouteau, Andy Rhodes of Salina, and Phil Rhodes and wife Irene of Murphy; 4 sisters-in-law: Ruth Brickey of Salina, Carolyn Applegate of Locust Grove, Dorothy DeCamp and husband Gail of Locust Grove, and Phyllis Adams and husband Leon of Peggs; Close cousins: Vesta Robbins, Martha Sue Brixey, Kenneth Grimes and wife Mert, Larry Grimes and wife Jerri, and Sis Jackson; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; 1 brother: Wendall McDaniel; and 1 grandson: Dustin Rhodes.
Funeral services will be held 2 P.M., Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Peggs Community Church. Rev. Rex Hendrickson and Rev. Doug Parker will officiate. Interment will follow at the New Home Cemetery in Peggs. Services have been entrusted to the Locust Grove Funeral Home. You may leave thoughts, memories, or condolences at www.locustgrovefuneralhome.com
Published on October 25, 2016