Rhoads to celebrate 95th birthday

November 12, 2012

Wilma Rhoads, of Sedalia, celebrated her 95th birthday on Monday with family and friends.

She was born Nov. 5, 1917, in rural Sedalia, a daughter of James Allen and Mary Greer Phillips. Her twin sister, Winifred Ramey, died Aug. 28, 2009. Her brothers, Allen DeWitt Phillips and Robert Irvin Phillips, also died.

On July 30, 1936, she was married to Oliver Rhoads, who died Oct. 3, 1979.

She has three children, Oliver Dale Rhoads, Gerald Robert Rhoads and Mary Evelyn Stevens, all of Sedalia; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to her at 19068 state Route EE, Sedalia, MO 65301.