Carol Sue Rhodes

Carol Sue Rhodes, 72, of Independence, Missouri, passed away November 12, 2012, under the care of Crossroads Hospice at Monterrey Park Nursing Center.

A memorial service will be held from 6 – 8 pm, Friday, November 16, 2012 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 10113 East Lexington Avenue, Independence, Missouri 64053.

Carol was born January 22, 1940 in San Diego, California. She was raised in Emporia, Kansas, but spent her adult life in Independence. Carol worked as a nurse at the Vaile Mansion in Independence. She was a member of Fairmount Senior Citizens and the Veterans Ladies Auxiliary.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Venita Setty, husband Milford A. Rhodes, her seven year old son Louie, brothers Virgil and Roger, and sisters Virginia and Gloria.

She is survived by her sister Marsha Daner, her daughters; Jean Marie Diaz, Jacqueline La Roque, Carol Damon ;her son Prentiss, all of Kansas City, and stepson Dusty Rhodes of Des Moines, Iowa. Grandchildren Delano and Thomas LaRoque, Carmella Elliott, Kevin and Nathaniel Wyman and many nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and friends also survive.

Contributions may be made to the Fairmount Community Center, 217 South Cedar Avenue, Independence, MO 64053.


  1. Mary Engen on November 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I was so saddened on Tuesday to hear of the passing of Carol. It was my joy to know her while she was at Monterey Park. When she felt good, she joined us for rosary and Holy Communion every Tuesday morning. If she didn’t make it, I would always go to her room. We had a little standing joke between us about not spilling water on her (which happened one time). She will be missed.

  2. Mary Sue Schlagel on November 14, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I’ll always remember coming to your house as a kid (my mom Virginia was your sister) and playing hard with all my cousins then eating your yummy fried tacos. I’m sorry I didn’t get to say a final goodbye and give you a hug. I shed tears of sadness but then joy that you are dancing in Heaven with the angels and my mom, Uncle Dusty, and others. Shine upon us and watch over us Aunt Carol. Love you to the moon and back, Mary Sue

  3. janice horton on November 13, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    rip grandma we love you and will miss you i sure enjoyed the time we spent together when we would go up to the hospital to see grandpa and visit him.i know you 2 loved each other dearly now you 2 are reunited…we will miss you and love you…

  4. Prentiss Rhodes on November 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Go with God. And look back with a smile.

  5. Jeff and Kelley Harville on November 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. May God be with you all and grant you peace.

  6. Carol D Rhodes on November 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Mama, you will always be in my heart. I’m so lost without you. I want your tummy. I will try to be strong. Your passing has hit me deep within my soul. I know you’re no longer in pain, and I’m sorry for my selfishness. Rest with God. Rest with Dad. Rest with little Louie. Rest with your sisters & brothers.

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