Ruth Rhodes (1911 - 2015)

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Ruth Rhodes
December 1, 2011 - April 30, 2015
Ruth Rhodes, 103, of Nampa, passed away, Thursday, April 30, 2015. Ruth Atkins Rhodes, only daughter of Owen Henry and Eldora Harris Atkins was born, December 1, 1911 at LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas. Her childhood was spent in eastern Kansas near Pleasanton. Later she moved to Mountain Grove, Missouri where on December 1, 1935 she was married to Maurice Eugene Rhodes. During their fifty years of marriage they lived in Mountain Grove and West Plains, Missouri and in West Memphis, Arkansas.
While living in West Memphis, Arkansas she was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, also of the West Memphis Service Club, a philanthropic club. Upon moving to Nampa in September 1986 she became an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Maurice, her parents, three brothers and two nieces. Ruth is survived by her nephew Fred Atkins (Faye), nieces, Sue Treinen (John), Glenna Knudson and Carol Hocky and numerous grand nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank caregiver Karen Burns, the staff of Sunny Ridge Retirement and Legacy Hospice for their kindness and care.
A memorial service for Ruth will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Lake Lowell Ave, Nampa. To share a memory of Ruth or to offer condolences to Ruth's family, please visit

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on May 3, 2015