Shirley Jean Rhodes, age 85, of Gresham, died Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Utica.

She was born June 28, 1933 in Lushton to Archie and Elsie (Cotner) Lloyd. She married Robert Rhodes at Concordia, Kan. on Nov. 15, 1952. To this union three children were born, daughters, Donna Bryant and Teresa Rhodes and son, Dale Rhodes.

Shirley enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cross word puzzles and making quilts for family and friends. She was a beautician, worked in a fabric store, was a seamstress, and managed the Gresham Housing Authority for 30 years before retiring.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Bryant and Teresa Rhodes of York and her son, Dale (Joyce) Rhodes of Gresham. Grandchildren include, Kristina Bryant of York, Katrina DeWitt of Aurora, Jeana Tuttle and Robert “Rob” Tuttle of York and Benjamin “Ben” and Dalayni Rhodes of Gresham. Great-grandchildren include Liam DeWitt and Victoria Loth both of Aurora. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law, Rex Rhodes of Omaha, Jerry (Judy) Rhodes of Gresham; sisters-in-law, Jane Rhodes of York and Myra Rhodes of California; special friend, Vicki Carroll along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; parents-in-law, Dale S. and Margaret Rhodes; brother, Rex Lloyd; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and William Troxler; brother-in-law, Max Rhodes and sister-in-law, Dixie Rhodes.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Metz Chapel in York. Interment will follow at the Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Gresham. Visitation will be from 2 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, and 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday, with her family greeting friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

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Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements.

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