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Dennis Rhodes

February 11, 1961 September 14, 2008
Dennis Rhodes
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Dennis Rhodes, life-long resident of Argonia, Kansas and owner of Rhodes Construction Co., died Sunday, September 14, 2008 at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 47.
Dennis was born the son of Don L. and Ruth Caroline (Berry) Rhodes on Saturday, February 11, 1961 in Wellington, Kansas.
He was a graduate of Argonia High School in the Class of 1979. Following high school, Dennis attended Wichita Vo-Tech to study construction. In his younger years he farmed with Phil Wacker.
He was committed to the community of Argonia. Dennis was actively involved in many of the community projects and was a former volunteer with the Argonia Fire Department. He also served on the committee and design team for the Chicaskia River Dam.
Dennis was a quick study and was self-taught on many of his construction skills and techniques. He was glad to share those skills with his friends and nephews. Dennis was a dependable man that was always ready and available when needed.
He enjoyed vacationing with his close friends and classmates throughout the years. Dennis also looked forward to the yearly vacations to Florida with his daughter. He was a deeply devoted father, son, brother, nephew and friend that will be truly missed.
He was preceded in death by his mother Ruth Rhodes, grandparents, uncles and aunts; Dwight Berry, Paul and Ruth Berry, Mabelle Kennedy, Glenn Rhodes, and Steve and Nora Rhodes and a cousin Brian Berry.
Survivors include his daughter, DeNelle Rhodes of Wellington, Kansas, father, Don Rhodes of Argonia, Kansas, brother, Randy Rhodes of Houston, Texas, sisters; Tammi Florentin and Dona Jones both of Argonia, Kansas, nieces and nephews; Preston Rhodes and Rebecca Enriquez both of Mulvane, Kansas, Joshua Florentin, Nicholas Florentin, Benjamin Florentin, Alicia Jones, Brent Jones and Daniel Jones all of Argonia, Kansas, aunts; Angela Turner and her husband Rex of Wellington, Kansas, Juanita Berry of Argonia, Kansas, Althea Garroute of California and Pat Hill of Wellington, Kansas, along with several close cousins and many friends and classmates.
Funeral services for Dennis will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in the Argonia High School Gymnasium, Argonia, Kansas with the Reverend Don Swender of the Argonia United Methodist Church officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2008 with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, September 17, 2008.
Interment will follow in the Argonia Cemetery, Argonia, Kansas.
A memorial has been established in his loving memory with the Dennis Rhodes Memorial Fund, c/o Farmers and Merchants State Bank, 101 South Main, Argonia, Kansas 67004. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.
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Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Argonia, Kansas.

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