Wanda “Jo” Josephine Rhodes of Commerce, Okla. passed from this life Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Integris Miami Hospital in Miami, Okla. She was 84.
Jo was born April 3, 1933 in Miami, Okla. to Lee and Elizabeth (Lewis) Bullard. She lived in Commerce most of her life and graduated from Commerce High School in 1951. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Miami, Okla. Jo worked as a seamstress for Glen Berry Garment Manufacturing and later was a sales clerk for many years at C.R. Anthony Department Store in Miami. She loved to read and do puzzles and most of all spend time with her grandchildren.
She married Raymond Leroy “Duke” Rhodes July 19, 1952 and he preceded her in death February 25, 2002. She was also preceded by her parents, three brothers Lloyd Bullard, Lawford Bullard and Glenn Bullard and three sisters Gladys George, Gwen Heston and Verda Carstarphen.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church in Miami, Okla. Pastor Brian Brubaker and Pastor Jared Joslin will officiate. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, N.W. of Treece, Kan. Corey Ball, Matthew Rhodes, Brandon Talbert, Greg George, Daryl Heston, Chris Carstarphen and Kevin Bullard will serve as pallbearers. Grady Gleaves, Colby Ball, Ron Rhodes, Don Rhodes, John Rhodes, Larry Rhodes, Steve Rhodes, Danny Rhodes, Terry Heatherly, Robbie Rhodes, Dale Bullard and David Heston will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to services time at the church. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com