Barbara Ellen Rhodes


Barbara Ellen Rhodes, 70, of Mt. Lake Park, MD, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Born May 23, 1946, in Oakland, MD, she was the daughter of the late Robert “Beardy” and Arlene (McCroskey) Collins. She was also preceded death by her husband, Howard Edward Rhodes.

Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and her little dog, Toby. Barbara worked as a cook for Oak-Mar Restaurant, Josie’s Family Restaurant and retired from Little Sandy’s Restaurant.

She is survived by a son, Howard Perry Rhodes and wife, Sheila, Mt. Lake Park; two daughters, Brenda Ellen Rhodes, and Rebecca Sue Kisner, Both of Deer Park; three grandchildren, Ashly Dawn Kisner, Aaron Scott Kisner and Amber Arlene Kisner; two brothers, Bobby Collins, Swanton, MD; Henry Collins, Deer Park, MD; two sisters, Jean Sisler, Oakland and Helen Mayfield, Accident, MD.

At Barbara’s request she will be cremated, a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Newman Funeral Homes, 1100 Memorial Dr., Oakland is in charge of her arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Hospice of Garrett Count, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.

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Angela Mayfield

I will miss you Aunt Barb, I miss your laugh, your great coffee, your ability to keep a very clean house, your great cooking. You have always been strong willed, strong, and sometimes bull--headed! I truly miss you, and I will always have a special place in my heart for you. Now you can be free from pain, tears, confrontation, fear, and worry--- Enjoy being reunited with the family and please give Grandma Arlene a special hug from me. Love you always.

 Posted April 10, 2017 - 8:28pm
Tina Rodeheaver

Becky, Brenda, Ashly and family, I am truly sorry to hear about Barb. She was such an amazing lady, always kind and full of life. I'll miss her dearly. My deepest sympathy to you all.

 Posted April 10, 2017 - 10:04am
The Nelms

We extend our warmest condolences to your family. May the peace of God surround you and bring you immeasurable comfort until the time when all suffering will be no more and our tears will be tears of joy. (Revelation 21:4)

 Posted April 10, 2017 - 7:34am
Chris Alexander

Brenda, Amber and Family,
There are no words that can ease your heartache for the loss of your loved one. Just wanted to let you know l am here for you if you need anything.

 Posted April 9, 2017 - 8:22am

Thinking of you Brenda. There are no words to express my sincere condolences to you and your family. I am always here for you! Your friends, Lorena, Benjamin, and Lance

 Posted April 8, 2017 - 10:31pm
Linda and Wayne Green

Becky, Brenda and family, my deepest sympathy to you during this time. I feel honored to have known your mom. She was a gentle person that touched many lives. May God be with each of you in the days and weeks ahead. She left a legacy for each of you.

 Posted April 8, 2017 - 5:52pm

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