Leona Rhodes

Thursday, January 31, 2002

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leona L. Rhodes, 77, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 13, 1924, in Perry County, daughter of William and Caroline Behrle Probst. She and Waldo E. Rhodes Sr. were married Dec. 28, 1943. He died May 30, 1997.

Rhodes was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality in Sereno, Mo., Knights of Columbus Council 1263 Auxiliary, VFW Post 4282 Auxiliary, American Legion Post 133 Auxiliary, all in Perryville.

Survivors include three sons, Waldo Rhodes Jr. of Spring Hill, Fla., Roger and Larry Rhodes of Perryville; five daughters, Carol Rhodes and Diane Klaus of Perryville, Mary Werner of Frohna, Mo., JoAnn Rhodes of Fulton, Mo., Barbara Bey of Prosper, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The parish wake will be at 7 p.m. Friday, and VFW Auxiliary wake at 7:15.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Victory Church, with the Revs. Francis Agnew and Kevin Fausz officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.