The Mount Ayr Record-News , 1931
OBITUARY - MRS. HANNAH RHOADES.
Hannah MORRIS RHOADES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MORRIS, was born in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, July 14, 1834, and
departed this life August 26, 1931, at the ripe age of 97 years, one month and 12 days. Mrs. RHOADES was united in marriage
with Samuel RHOADES April 3, 1856, and to this union were born seven children, all of whom are living. They are Mrs. J. H.
SHANE of Durant, Okla., who is unable to be present having the care of an invalid husband; W. H. of St. Joseph; Mrs. Flem
BUTLER of Mount Ayr; H. W. of Durant, Okla.; T. S.; J. B. and C. N. all of Mount Ayr.
In October, 1880, she with her
husband and family came to Ringgold county, Iowa, settling on a farm twelve miles northeast of Mount Ayr. Here they lived
for several years, after which they moved to Beaconsfield, then to Kellerton and later to Mount Ayr where Mrs. RHOADES
spent the remainder of her life. On August 10, 1921, her husband passed away and since then she has been cared for in the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Fleming BUTLER, who with Mr. BUTLER have done all in their power to make her comfortable and
happy in her loneliness, for no couple were ever more devoted than Grandfather and Grandmother RHOADES and since his going
she has so often expressed her desire to be with him.
Grandmother RHOADES experienced some of the hardships and struggles
of the early days, often reminiscing on the days of Fort Pitt and Indian warfare.
At the age of eleven years, when she
joined the old Seceder church, she was presented a Bible by her parents, a gift she prized to the last. In her early
married life, she with her husband transferred their membership to the Old School Presbyterian church and when moving to
Mount Ayr, they placed their letter in the local Methodist church where she has since retained her membership. But the
infirmities of the flesh have prevented her attendances at the church services. She was a good mother, always interested in
the welfare of her children and she will be greatly missed from her accustomed place.
Funeral services were held Friday
afternoon at 2:30 from the Rhoades Funeral Home, conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. S. MENOHER, assisted by Rev. Jesse
JOHNSON of the United Presbyterian church and her body laid to rest by the side of her husband in Rose Hill cemetery in
Grandmother RHOADES is survived by her seven children, eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren who
will miss her greatly, as well as a host of friends and neighbors.
NOTE: Samuel RHOADES, husband of Hannah (MORRIS) was
born in 1833, and died August 10, 1921 with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa. Rebecca
(RHOADES) BUTLER, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (MORRIS) RHOADES, was born on October 5, 1861, and died February 10, 1950
with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
publication and date clipped off, handwritten notation "Aug. 25, 1931"
Death of Mrs. Hannah Rhoades.
Mrs. Hannah [(MORRIS)] RHOADES, 97 years of age, the oldest woman of Ringgold county, died Wednesday morning at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Flem BUTLER, in west Mount Ayr. Mrs. RHOADES sufered a paralytic stroke thirteen days pervious to her
death and gradually grew weaker until her death about six o'clock yesterday morning. Her children, with the exception
of one daughter, were at her bedside during her last illness.
She was born July 14, 1834, in Beaver county, PA., where
she grew to womanhood and was united in marriage to Samuel RHOADES on April 3, 1856. They came to Ringgold county and
established their home in the year 1880. To this union were born seven children. Two daughters, Mrs. Lou SHANE of
Oklahoma, and Mrs. Rebecca BUTLER of Mount Ayr; and five sons, W. H. of St. Joseph, Mo., H. W. of Enid, Okla., T. S.,
J. B. and C. N. RHOADES of Mount Ayr.
Funeral services will be held at Rhoades funeral home Friday afternoon at
2:30, conducted by Rev. E. S. MENOHER, pastor of the local Methodist church. [Interment was made at Rose Hill
Cemetery, Mount Ayr.]
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