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Dorothy L. (Rhodes) Delk

September 11, 2017

Dorothy Louise (Rhodes) Delk was born February 4, 1934 to Oren and Betty Blevins in De-Graff Kansas. One of six daughters and one son: Mellie, Ruby, Betty, Alma, Sue, and Kenneth (Blevins).


Dorothy went to meet our Lord on September 11, 2017. She was married to John W. Rhodes from 1952 to 1996. Their children are: John D. Rhodes, Allan Rhodes, Linda Pickering, Fred Rhodes, Twila Carter, and Cheryl Tyink .


Dorothy was married to Bob Delk from 2000 to 2017 and resided in Hillsboro Kansas.  This union brought three daughters and one son to the extended family: Donna Dalke, Barbara Koontz, Shirley, and Robbie Delk. Together these unions brought many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren into both families.


Above and beyond being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she had a  forty-five year nursing career that included missionary work which took her to place’s such as Haiti, South American along the Amazon River, and the Himalayans to name a few.


She loved the arts which included music, poetry, and painting.  She was an honorary member of Cambridge Who’s Who. She was active in school organizations such as PTA, boys and girls scouts, and was a member of the helping hands program for many years.  She enjoyed listening to Bob play his guitar and accompanying him on many performances. She was raised in a Christian home with a lifelong membership in the Church of Christ.


She was preceded in death by her mother Betty, father Oren, her sister Ruby, her brother Kenneth and her former husband John Rhodes.


A gathering with the family will be 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Petersen Funeral Home.  A graveside committal service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Maize Park Cemetery on 53rd street in Maize, Kansas.


In Lieu of flowers Dorothy requested memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of Petersen Funeral Home.



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