Connie Hale Rhodes

Profile Updated: April 3, 2016
Residing In: Newton, KS USA
Spouse/Partner: John (JD) Rhodes
Homepage: email: rhodweld@cox.net
Occupation: RETIRED MAY 2015
Children: Son: Wes, 1977 ~ 2016
Two granddaughters Madison (2000) and Shelby Ann (2003).
and my lovely More…daughter-in-law Tieyce (Saylor) completes my family.
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Wes’ made the decision that he had run a good race and it was time to go where there would be no more pain.
His biggest sadness was to leave his family, and that he would not get to walk his girls down the isle, or just to be there for them. Their love gave him the will to endure and go forward.

But, his pain was so great. He wanted to being whole again in the arms of Jesus, pain-free and walking on his own two feet. My son's passing is understandable as his young body was so very tired, but it hurts my heart beyond my understanding.

Wes was truly blessed with a kind and uplifting spirit to never give up hope as he endured so many horrific life changing events. He was blessed with so many friends that truly loved and cared for him, he stood as a faithful witness to them in his faith.
He fell into a peaceful slumber surrounded by friends and family.
Thank you for all the love and prayers that covered our son through so many tender moments.
Family Rhodes and Saylor

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Connie Hale Rhodes has left an In Memory comment for Betty Jackson.
Nov 04, 2014 at 12:33 PM

My Classmate and Friend Betty        

The first time I met Betty was 9th grade gym class at Chisholm.

Betty fell and broke her wrist during a horse vaulting exercise and when I went over to help our friendship started. She always had kind words and a smile for me. In high-school we only had one class together “shop” over in the industrial building. This was the first year offered to girls, but after a smoking and trashcan fire incident in the girl’s bathroom… it was also the last year offered for a long time.

I had not seen Betty for years, but was able to reconnect during our last reunion. Betty had endured and suffered many heart attaches and hospital stays and all too soon her heart problems escalated so that she could no longer travel. However, during her last few hometown visits I enjoyed our short times together. She openly shared her love for Lord, her thoughts about forgiveness, her deepest faith, and her feelings about facing death.

Betty knew her life was on a day-to-day peril but stubbornly kept going taking one day at a time in her stride doing what she could. She had a big tender heart for stray & unwanted cats. She told me that through her own personal experiences she could relate and understand the need to be loved and accepted. So she opened her wallet, her home, and her life to protect and giving hope to the hopeless.

I got a phone call from Betty this summer to bid me a hello and update on her heart condition which was not encouraging. She continued to have a positive and direct attitude about her earthy life coming to a close. However, it was hard to bid each other farewell and giggle about seeing each other again at those pearly gates, but to hang-up and be disconnected was so silent… leaving me alone with my personal thoughts, feelings, and mixed emotions. Life is precious. God does not promise a safe and easy passage, but He does promise a safe landing.  I know that Betty landed softly in the arms of Jesus and it was everything she envisioned it would be.

 

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Enjoy Life to it's fullest....
The happy couple.
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Live Well...
Kim walking his daughter....