Mary Jane Rhoads, 102


Mary Jane Rhoads, 102, formerly of Morrisonville, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at 6:02 a.m. at her residence in St. Charles, MO.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, 706 SE 4th Street. Funeral Mass will follow, beginning at 12 p.m. at the church with the very Rev. Albert Allen, V.F. officiating. Interment will take place in St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville is assisting the family.

Mrs. Rhoads was born March 29, 1917, in Pawnee, to Raymond and Anna (McLean) Kinney. She married Bernard John Rhoads on Nov. 23, 1939, at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1956.

She graduated from Morrisonville High School. For over 25 years, she worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk and postmaster for the Owaneco Post Office.  She also served as a waitress at Fisher’s in Owaneco after she would get off work at the post office.  

Mrs. Rhoads was a long-time member of St. Maurice Catholic Church, current member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Charles, MO, American Legion Auxiliary, Kiwanis, National Catholic Society of Forester’s, Altar and Rosary Society, and the Hospital Auxiliary.  

She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, canning, and was an avid reader.  She also enjoyed baking and was famous for her cinnamon rolls.

Mrs. Rhoads is survived by her son, Jack B. (wife Barbara) Rhoads of Lady Lake, FL; daughters, Barbara (husband Harley) Cole of St. Charles, MO, and Terry (husband Larry) Haare of Louisville, KY; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Teresa Rhoads of Litchfield, Ann Kinney of Columbus, OH, and Wanda Kinney of St. Augustine Beach, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Raymond, Richard and Joseph Rhoads; and siblings, Louis Kinney, Irene Brockamp, Edward Kinney, Dorothy Krager and Jim Kinney.

Memorials may be directed to St. Maurice Catholic Church. Donations of food may be brought to the Morrisonville Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday.

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