Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Obituary - Nancy Carolyn Rhoads

Nancy Carolyn Rhoads, 81, Belton, MO, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022. Services are pending.

Nancy was born November 23, 1940 in Kansas City, MO, a daughter of Merle and Lela (Longshore) Fletcher. From a very early age she loved riding horses and spending time in the country. 

Throughout her life she was active outdoors and enjoyed having animals on the farm with a multitude of cows, horses, chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats to take care of. Her hobbies included antiques, country music, and John Wayne. She also was very proud of her restored 1949 Ford which she would drive to car shows.

Nancy was an active member of West Line Christian Church for many years and enjoyed having her family attend with her. In 1996 she married the love of her life, Donald Rhoads, who was just as happy at home on the farm as she was. Most people would describe her as the type of person that would drop everything to help out or visit those in need. She valued and was a strong presence in her community.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Rhoads; daughter, Annette Messmer; son, Rodney Wood; and her parents, Merle and Lela Fletcher. She is survived by sons: Jacob Messmer and Ben Messmer; granddaughter, Sadie Messmer; along with stepchildren: Rusty Rhoads, Jodie Rhoads, and Deena Rhoads.

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