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     Barbara Jean Rhoades, age 78, of Wakefield, New Hampshire, passed away May 17, 2024, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Barbara was born September 2, 1945, in St. Louis, Missouri to Noah and Helen Leona (Mainprize) Rhoades.

   Barbara graduated in 1963 from North Penn High School, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. In 1967, Barbara received her Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Missouri University. Barbara started working at Hazelwood School District as a teacher for many years. Then she became a teacher at Amherst Junior High School in Amherst, New York. Later in life she ran her own ceramics business, then started working at Hampshire Pewter, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

   Barbara lived for many years in Wakefield, New Hampshire and she retired from Hampshire Pewter. She was a member of the Bellefontaine United Methodist Church. She was loved by all that knew she and she will be greatly missed.

   She is survived by her brother Robert V. Rhoades, of Newville, Pennsylvania.

   She is preceded in death by her parents and many loved ones.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 29, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

  Interment will be on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, in Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.  


1 Comment

  1. Jackie Varney
    June 7, 2024 @ 6:32 pm

    I was a roommate of Barbara’s at Back Bay in Wolfeboro, N.H.. She was a sweet woman, a wonderful roommate and I enjoyed getting to know her.


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