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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242



Helen Leona Mainprize Rhoades was born the daughter of George B. Mainprize and Leona Waller Mainprize on September 4, 1912 in Thayer, Missouri and departed this life January 28, 2012 at Wolfeboro Bay Rehab & Care Center in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire at the age of 99 years.

She was united in marriage October 14, 1933 in West Plains, Missouri to Noah Rhoades, who preceded her in death March 22, 1971.

Helen is survived by one daughter, Barbara Rhoades of Wakefield, New Hampshire, and one son, Robert Rhoades of Brookfield, New Hampshire, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Leona Mainprize, husband, Noah Rhoades and two brothers, Howard and Othel Mainprize.

Mrs. Rhoades was a graduate of Thayer High School. She earned her Associate Degree at Springfield College and continued in the education field, teaching in a one-room school for several years. During her teaching career, she taught in both Missouri and Pennsylvania schools.

She was of the Methodist faith and will be remembered as a dedicated homemaker, a devoted wife and mother.