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Dorothy Ailene (Beller) Rhodes

October 17, 1926 — December 1, 2020

Funeral Service for Dorothy Ailene (Beller) Rhodes, 94 of will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Blackjack Cemetery in Muldrow, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

She was born on October 17, 1926 in Maple community, Oklahoma to Ethel Iva (Riggs) Beller and William Beller and passed away on December 1, 2020 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. She was married to William Russell Rhodes on March 22, 1947 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on December 16, 1981. Mrs. Rhodes was the former manager of the Muldrow Senior Citizen Nutrition Center and of the freewill baptist faith.

Survivors are:

1 son: Geary Rhodes of Muldrow, OK;

2 daughters in law: Connie Rhodes of Sallisaw, OK and Arlena Rhodes of Muldrow, OK;

9 grandchildren: Tanya Dotson, Shawna Rhodes, Russ Rhodes, Samantha Cook, Kim Southerland, Alyssa Holder, Sara Rhodes, Larry Clayton Coleman and Kristen Peerson;

10 great grandchildren: Jaden Pruitt, Jacob Testerman, Jace Dotson, Marlee Thornburg, Jensyn Rhodes, Eli Cook, Hudson Southerland, Jackson Holder, Conner Holder and Coleman Claire Peerson;

1 great great grandchild: Creedon O’Neal;

1 sister: Fern Real and Starr of Muldrow, OK;

1 brother: Charlie Beller and Gail of Muldrow, OK;

numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Russell Rhodes; 3 sons: Russell Dennis Rhodes, Eddie Rhodes and David Rhodes, her parents, 1 sister: Faye Emberton, 2 brothers: Kay and Frank Beller and 1 great granddaughter: Bailey Rhodes.

Active Pallbearers will be Russ Rhodes, Jason Dotson, Jaden Pruitt, Justin Beller, Lyndon Emberton and Chris Real.

Viewing will be 10 am – 8 pm Thursday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

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