Carol Jean Rhodus, age 76, of Iola, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Windsor Place in Iola. Carol was born Jan. 27, 1944, in Wichita, to Martin Lueker, Jr. and Emma Weiss Lueker.
Carol attended Lutheran Grade School in Wichita. She graduated from Iola High School in 1962. She graduated Pittsburg State College with a degree in education.
Carol and Charles A. Rhodus were married March 12, 1972, in Denver, Colo. He preceded her in death July 19, 1987.
Carol taught elementary grades in Thornton, Colo., from 1967 to 1979. She moved to Iola, where she taught third grade at McKinley Elementary School from 1979 to 1982.
Carol suffered a brain aneurysm and became disabled in May, 1982. In August, 1987, she moved to Arrowwood Residential Home in Humboldt. Carol moved to Windsor Place in Iola in October, 2017.
Carol was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Iola.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Vernon Lueker; and sister, Clayoma Gilliland.
Carol is survived by her sister, Ruth Mueller, Iola; stepchildren, Dawn and husband, Pat, Brighton, Colo., Renee and husband, Mark, Niska, Alexandria, Minn., Scott Rhodus, Thornton, Colo.; seven step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Phyllis Lueker, Iola; and brother-in-law, Ken and wife, Jane, Rhodus, Lincoln, Neb.
A visitation for Carol will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church, 117 E. Miller Rd., Iola. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, Iola. A private family burial will follow at a later date in Graceland Park Cemetery, Omaha, Neb.
Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church, and may be left with Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.