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Melvina Marie Rhodes, of Palmer, passed away February 20, 2017 in Waxahachie, Texas at the age of 86 years.
Mrs. Rhodes was born June 8, 1930 in Antioch, Oklahoma to Burleson Walker and Dollie Mae (Malicoat) Beddo.
Mrs. Rhodes lived in Pauls Valley, Dallas, Tx, Palmer, Tx and most recently Waxahachie Tx. She graduated High School in Pauls Valley, OK. and later graduated college at Texas Christian University, Ft Worth, Tx. She later worked as a Secretary and retired from the Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Burleson Walker Beddo and her mother, Dolly Mae Beddo (Malicoat); her ex-husband Robert Paul Thompson and ex-husband Allen Barney Rhodes and 14 brothers and sisters.
Surviving family include her sons: William Paul Thompson, and daughter-in-law Virginia Thompson, of Denison, Tx., and grandchildren Robert Paul Thompson, Joshua James Oakley, and Jordan Kaye North; Charles Walker Rhodes, and daughter-in-law Margaret Rhodes of Portland, Texas; and grandchildren, Miranda Kay Buller, and Charles Walker Rhodes II; Allen Leroy (Butch) Rhodes, and daughter-in-law Debra Lynn Rhodes, of Palmer, Tx., and grandchildren, Shantal Lynn Mosley, and Bradley Allen Rhodes; and Douglas Ray Rhodes, and daughter-in-law Donna Leann Rhodes, of Palmer, Tx., and grandchildren, Thomas Ray Rhodes, Christopher Charles Rhodes and Cody Allen Rhodes; as well as 12 great grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm at the Antioch Cemetery. Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family's guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 21, 2017
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