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Obituary - WICHITA BEACON, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 1940
Rhodes - Dorthea Rhodes, eight years old, died in a local hospital Wednesday after a short illness. Dorthea is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Rhodes, 733 South Washington Street; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mason, Manhattan, Kas. and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Andrews, Howard, Kas., and a brother Frank, at home. Dorthea was a member of the Grace Methodist Church. She attended Kellogg School.
Gill Mortuary is in charge.
Dorthea died in the hospital of pneumonia. Penicillin was discovered in 1941 which would have saved her life.
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Baby Daughter Dead
Many relatives and friends were saddened last week when they learned of the death of little Dorothea Jean Rhoades, only daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rhodes, 733 South Washington, Wichita, Kansas.
Dorothea was taken ill with pneumonia Tuesday morning. At noon she was taken to St. Francis Hospital where she was placed under an oxygen tent. Nothing that human hands could do would save the little life and Dorothea passed away at 5:30 Wednesday morning.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 o'clock Thursday morning at Gill Mortuary at Wichita. Graveside services and burial were in Grace Lawn cemetery at Howard, Kansas, services were conducted by Rev. Fly, pastor of Grace Methodist church of which Dorothea was a member. Dr. Restin Heath of Howard assisted with the graveside service.
Dorothea leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rhodes, and a brother, Frnk; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mason and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Andrews, a number of relatives and innumerable friends who have in their hearts a wonderful memory of a beautiful child who has been called to her heavenly home.
To those who sent slowers and extended other deeds of kindness during our bereavement, may we say "Thank You." --Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rhodes and Frankie.
In Howard Thursday for the funeral rites of little Dorothea Jean Rhodes were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mason, Josephine and Clara Rhodes, Manhattan, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Claude McMillian, Goddard, Kansas, Mrs. Ethel Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Guy HOlmes and Colleen, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pottinger, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Plunkett, Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mrs. Milton McKinney, Mrs. D. Skaer and Rev. Fly, all of Wichita, Mrs. H. M. Henderson and Mrs. Lee Henderson, of Severy.