2010-12-09 / Obituaries

Walter E. Rhodes

St. Thomas, 69

Walter E. “Sonny” Rhodes, 69, St. Thomas, died Sunday, December 5, 2010, at his residence.

He was born in Mc- Connellsburg on June 3, 1941, the son of the late Robert H. and Margaret E. (Gordon) Rhodes. He was the husband of Edith B. (Mellott) Barnett Rhodes, whom he married in June, 1997.

He was of the Protestant faith, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, worked at Mellott’s Sawmill in Chambersburg for most of his life and retired from T.B. Woods in Chambersburg in 2005

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons: Brian K. Rhodes of Greencastle; Corey G. Rhodes of St. Thomas; daughter Amanda R. Rhodes Shields of Chambersburg; stepdaughter Yolanda Barnett Ramsey of Needmore; stepsons Harty E. Barnett of Harrisonville; Travis L. Barnett of Chambersburg; sisters Cindy Skiles of McConnellsburg; Patricia Barnhart of Mc- Connellsburg; and brothers Donald E. Rhodes of Mc- Connellsburg; Clifford R. Rhodes of McConnellsburg; Norman R. Rhodes of Chambersburg; Russell Dean Rhodes of Chambersburg; grandchildren Brian Damien Rhodes, Sarah E. Rhodes, Noah G. Rhodes, Logan C. Mroz, Keaton Rhodes; stepgrandchildren Tamara D. Skiles, Caleb H. Barnett, Quintin Remsburg, Ashley, Cody, Emily; and step-great grandchildren Dakota L. Gordon and Destiny D. Lynch.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice M. (Helman) Rhodes, who passed away in June 1996; brother Cletus Rhodes; and step-great grandson Dalton M. Skiles.

Religious services were held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Pastor Deborah Strait officiated. Military services were conducted by the Fulton Honor Guard. Interment was private at the convenience of the Family.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Walter to the Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Lutheran Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.howardlsipes.com.

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