Karen Rhodes Ptacek, 72, of Parkville, Mo. passed away Friday, January 6, 2017, at the NorthCare Hospice House.
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She was born March 9, 1944 in Kosciusko, Miss. to Thomas and Maybelle (Cockroft) O'Neal.
Karen earned a MA degree in Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia and retired from the Leavenworth, Kans. Public School District.
Survivors include her husband, Steven Ptacek of the home; her children, Derek Rhodes (Dina) of Shelocta, Penn. , Deveron Rhodes (Tammy) of Prairie Home, Mo., Darden Rhodes (Katina) of St. Louis, Mo. and Heather Rhodes (Gerry) of Maryland Heights, Mo.; and two sisters, Charlotte White and Betty Taylor; six grandchildren, Laura, Devlen, Alex, Austin, Kolton and Drake; and her beloved pets. She was preceded in death by parents and two sisters, Charlotte and Nell.
A funeral service celebrating Karen's life will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. A committal service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Park Hill Baptist Church,
or to the ASPCA and may be left in care of the funeralhome. Memories of Karen and condolences may be left at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Meyers Funeral Chapel - Northland
401 Main St.
Parkville, MO 64152
Published in Boonville Daily News from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18, 2017