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Wesley Dare Rhodes

March 31, 2016

Life Sketch for Wesley Dare Rhodes


Wesley D. Rhodes, 39, passed away on March 31st at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita.


Wesley was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 9, 1977. He attended Newton Schools and graduated from Newton High School in 1995.  He was a member of the Newton High wrestling and football teams.


Wesley enjoyed showing hogs, riding horses and showing cattle with his girls. He was a member of the Newton Saddle Club, Flint Hills Wagon Trains or Newton Church of the Brethren.  He worked as a farm hand and with Budde Enterprises until surgeries took away his ability to work.


Wesley married Tieyce Saylor on June 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a family affair with both families joining them for the wedding.


Wesley is survived by his wife: Tieyce Rhodes; parents: John and Connie Rhodes; and daughters: Madison and Shelby Rhodes and first wife: Carrie Funk.


A public visitation and viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 6th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Petersen Funeral Home.  A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 9th at the Newton Church of the Brethren. An inurnment will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery.


A memorial has been established for: Wesley Rhodes-Church of the Brethren of Newton, 520 Columbus Ave., Newton, Kansas 67114.


Wesley fought a long and difficult battle with diabetes.  There were many surgeries, amputations, open heart surgery and a kidney transplant before he lost the hard fought battle. He will be remembered for his love for family, friends, his out-going personality and great sense of humor. He was a great witness for the Lord. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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14 thoughts on “Wesley Dare Rhodes

  1. I grew up across the street from Wesley. He was a cute kid and I remember having a lot of fun with him. I’m very sorry to hear he has lost his battle with diabetes. Connie, I am saddened for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your entire family.

  2. You will be truely missed my cousin you put a smile on everyones face around you! And to Connie and JD our hearts and prayers be with you!

  3. Dear Tieyce, Connie, John & family- Keeping you all in thought & prayers. I so enjoyed seeing Wes & Tieyce at Thanksgiving at the Nicholson’s home – it had been a long time since seeing you guys. May God be with you now and in the days ahead. Sincerely, Debbie Lattimer

  4. Thoughts and prayers to all of Wes’ dearly loved family. He will always be a gentleman that when thought of will bring happiness and smiles to those that knew and love him.

  5. We all miss u very much and we are also sad u r gone .we r thinking about you and u guys r in my prayers.

  6. “’Dead’ did I say? There is no death. Only a change of worlds.”

    – attributed to Chief Seattle/Sealth, 1780-1866, Duwamish tribe

  7. I am so sorry for your loss! I wish my mother and I could be there, but I’m having surgery we will be in Oklahoma City! But just know we are with you in prayers!

  8. Dear Connie & John:

  9. Wes was a great guy. I have many fond memories of him playing football in high school. So sorry to the family for the loss! Prayers especially to those two girls!

  10. Wes always brought his awesome sense of humor wherever he went! What a wonderful person and true joy to have known him. I’m so glad to hear he was a follower of Christ! I’m praying for you all.

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