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6934 South Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
Sara Rhodes
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Condolence From: Craig & Amy Oden
Condolence: Kay and Cindy ~ Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss. We love you both so very much.
Wednesday July 25, 2012
Condolence From: Beverly McCurdy White
Condolence: Lloyd, Dwaine, Kay, Cindy, and families,
Hearing of Sara's death brought an ache to my heart and a flood of lovely memories. Seeing her infrequently over the last years, she was always gracious, offering not only a smile and fun conversation, but a hug as well. I know that each one of the family members will miss her a great deal. Love to you all.
Tuesday July 24, 2012
Condolence From: Nita Armstrong
Condolence: A Golden Girl is gone! Our families have known each other for more than 70 years. Sara and my mom, Sylvia, looked so much alike most people thought they were sisters. Their love of singing (who could ever forget them singing those cotton fields back home) was but one of the many bonds they shared. To Lloyd,Dewaine, Kay and Cindy, you have my deepest sympathy. Sara was a joy to everyone and will be missed more than words can say! We love you all very much.
Tuesday July 24, 2012
Condolence From: JoJo Manning Pelphrey
Condolence: My goodness where do you find the perfect adjectives to describe such an amazing woman, mother, grandmother and friend. She has touched and inspired sooo many...I could actually say every life she has touched! I will always remember her sweet ways and yet her funny sense of humor. So many special memories of our Mother/Daughter lunches! Thinking about each of you and the big hole she has left, but this hole will soon be filled with amazing memories! Love to you all. JoJo
Tuesday July 24, 2012
Condolence From: Darla Crum Winslow
Condolence: Mr. Rhodes, Dwaine, Kay and Cindy. Your mother was just a joy to know. She was such a good example of all that a woman should and could be as we were growing up. I know you will miss her and may the sadness you feel in your hearts be healed by your many loving memories. The beauty your Mother shared with her life will continue to bless all who knew her. My deepest sympathy. Darla
PS I never go into La Baguette without looking for her.and your dad.
Tuesday July 24, 2012
Condolence From: Debbie Curry
Condolence: Sara Rhodes was simply one of my favorites! Beautiful both inside and out, I never saw her without a smile. Some of my favorite memories are the times I played my guitar and we sang together for OCCWA luncheons. She was always resilient, positive, and encouraging no matter what the circumstances. I loved her amazing sense of humor accompanied by her beautiful smile and twinkling eyes! I am so thankful that the night before Robin's wedding, she and Lloyd sang a little "Cottonfields" with me. It's a sweet moment I shall never forget. Blessings and love to you Lloyd, Dwaine, Kay, and Cindy, and to all the sweet grandchildren.

Much love to all,
Monday July 23, 2012
Condolence From: Roy B. Young
Condolence: Dear Lloyd, Kay, Cindy and Dwaine, I am very sorry to learn of Sara's passing. I have many fond memories of your family from our days at Lafayette School, Southeast HS, Capitol Hill Church of Christ and other relationships we shared growing up in OKC. Sara was a lovely lady and I can still see her dressed so beautifully for worship on Sunday morning at Capitol Hill. I well remember her parents, brother and sister Bost, as well as her sister Carlene and her family. My grandmother lived right across the street from Bain and Rhodes Grocery on SW 44th and Walker, so I saw Lloyd nearly every day as it was my grandmother's practice to purchase small amounts of groceries as she needed them instead of a week's worth at once. I remember one cold, snowy day waiting on the school bus to pick up Rick Corn and I at SW 48th and Shartel and Sara and all of you kids drove up and gave us a ride to Southeast. Many, many more memories flood my soul as I think of the wonderful time of growing up with all of you. May God bless you in your time of both sorrow and rejoicing.
Monday July 23, 2012
Condolence From: Tori
Condolence: Sara Ann Rhodes was the greatest grandmother, period! Her huge loving heart, quick wit, adoration for all things chocolate and belief that "blood is thicker than water” are just a few of the many things I loved about her. She was a "one of a kind" and I feel blessed to have called her my Nanny. Lucky, lucky, lucky me. For 43 years I had the good fortune to marvel at her amazing strengths. Nanny’s forgiving heart & resiliency were two of her strongest assets. I learned from the master how to tackle life by memorizing her mantra..."It is not what happens to you, but how you choose to handle what happens to you." Sage advice from a woman wise beyond her years. All of her little "life advice" nuggets were priceless & have served me and countless others well. Being the eldest grandchild we shared a very special bond & always ended our long conversations with the saying "my cup runneth over." Today & always my cup will overflow with the love I have in my heart. My promise is to make certain that all the generations to come know how amazing you were. I will continue to thank God daily for the gifts you have given me & for blessing me with you.
Boompsie, I love you to the moon & back.
With much love,
Tori Witherspoon (Eldest Grandchild)
Dallas, TX
Sunday July 22, 2012
Condolence From: sheryl Barrett
Condolence: Sara and my late mother were such good pals during our school years in south OKC.. She was sunshine to all who knew her as are her children that I have been blessed with knowing through all these years. May special memories with her give you much strength in the days ahead.
Sunday July 22, 2012
Condolence From: John M. Rhodes
Condolence: Dear Uncle Lloyd, Kay, Dwaine and Cindy:
Helene and I received the news last night of Aunt Sara's death. I don't know of a more tender person than Aunt Sara, unless it would be her children. I am going to miss her gentle spirit. Be assured that you are in our prayers. When we get back to OKC we want to celebrate Aunt Sara’s life with you. I rejoice that she crossed my path. Uncle Lloyd and Aunt Sara always had a smile and words of encouragement for me. For me that was their special gift.
Johnny and Helene Rhodes
Sunday July 22, 2012

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