Friday, January 2, 2009

Guy W. Rhoads, 77, of Golden, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at his home.

Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Horizon Christian Church in Branson. Burial was at the Lewallen Cemetery in Branson.

He was born June 20, 1931, at Wichita, Kan., the son of Ernie and Georgia (Edwards) Rhoads. He returned home to the Branson and Golden area after retiring in 1972 from the U.S. Navy. He was an active member of Horizon Christian Church.

survivors include: his wife, Bella Rhoads, of the home; four daughters, Donna Schoeller and her husband, Michael, Guyla Mooney, and Georgia Toops, all of Branson, and Tempa Silva and her husband, Charles, of Ridgedale; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one sister, connie Corbin, of Branson. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Guy E. Rhoads.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel, Forsyth.