Orien "Dusty" Rhodes, Sr. Obituary

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Orien "Dusty" H. Rhodes, Sr.
Orien "Dusty" H. Rhodes, Sr.

July 17, 1931 - October 31, 2013
Born in Keokuk, IA
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Orien "Dusty" Harold Rhodes, Sr., 82, of Johnston, formerly of Keokuk, Iowa, passed from this life on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, November 4, at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

He was born on July 17, 1931 in Keokuk, IA, son of Russell Charles and Velma (McVeigh) Rhodes. He attended Keokuk High School. Dusty was united in marriage to Margaret "Maggie" Ames on December 31, 1972 in rural Des Moines, IA. Dusty was employed with GNA Ready Mix for 22 years, retiring in 1985. He also had a passion for buying, selling and working on old cars. Dusty's grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. He was a people person and enjoyed talking with many. Dusty was always thinking of others and willing to help them in any way that he could.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years, Maggie Rhodes of Johnston; two sons, Orien "Rocky" (Misty) Rhodes Jr. of Urbandale, IA and Charles "Chuck" Carter of KS; stepson, T. Donald Worrell of Des Moines; stepdaughter, Teresa (Timothy) Benson of Prior Lake, MN; six sisters, Marieta Garrison of Queen City, MO, Dorothy Reeves of Bondurant, IA, Nellie (Bill) Buntin of Kahoka, MO, Mary (Gene) Norton of Des Moines, and Betty (Ray) Johnson and Esther (Jerry) McGee both of Keokuk, IA; and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren, including Macayla and Nevaeh Rhodes. Dusty was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Orabel Meister; and two brothers, George and Gerald Rhodes.

The family will greet friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, November 4, at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, November 4, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cemetery
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, November 4, 2013
2:30 PM
Graveside Service
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, November 4, 2013
2:30 PM