Carolyn Parker Rhodes

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Carolyn Parker Rhodes Oct. 23, 1923 - July 22, 2014 MISHAWAKA - Carolyn Parker Rhodes, 90, of Mishawaka, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Hospice House of South Bend. The Starkville, MS, native was born October 23, 1923, to George W. & Lillian Carolyn (Avon) Parker. On December 24, she married Jack Douglas Rhodes in Iuka MS; he preceded her in death on November 5, 2008, after 60 years of marriage. Carolyn was a registered nurse in obstetrics & pediatrics for over 40 years, working in area hospitals until her retirement as Supervising Nurse in the pediatrics Dept. at South Bend Osteopathic Hospital. She was a member of South Side General Baptist Church, was an avid fan of Notre Dame and the Chicago Cubs, and enjoyed an occasional trip to the casinos in Las Vegas. Carolyn is survived by her children, Jack D. (Kathy) Rhodes Jr. of Michigan City and James Timothy (Peggy) Rhodes of Niles MI; sisters, Alice (Fred) Burke and Sara Kenwright, both of Greenwood, MS, and Sharon Brasher of Foley, AL; brothers, George (Sara) Parker of Clinton, MS, and Sidney (June) Parker of Big Creek, MS; grandchildren, Laura Rhodes (Shasky) of Cleveland, OH, Jerod (Samantha) Rhodes of Jefferson town, KY; and great-grandchildren, Hollis & Harper Rhodes. Funeral services 2:00 Friday, July 25, 2014, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Hwy., where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Hospice House, Real Services, and to all of the doctors and staff who treated Carolyn, for the kindness and care given to our family, with a very special thanks to Joanna & Marie. To sign the guestbook, view the digital photo album or to leave condolences for the family, please visit

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Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home - Osceola
10776 McKinley Highway  Osceola, IN 46561
(574) 674-5991
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Published in South Bend Tribune on July 24, 2014