In Memory of

Martha Ione Rhodes

March 3, 1928 - December 9, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Martha Ione Rhodes

Martha Ione Rhodes

Born: March 3, 1928
Died: December 9, 2019
Age: 91

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Martha Ione Harrington Rhodes was born March 3,1928 to Euless and Celia Anderson Harrington in Truesdale, Iowa.    After the passing of her mother at the age of 9, the siblings were separated, Martha and her sister went to live with Charles and Margaret Shewell of Storm Lake.

     Martha married Arthur Dale Rhodes on November 3 ,1947 in Jackson, MN.  To this union was born Tom, Pam and Jim. They made their home in Spencer until 1974, when they moved to an acreage near Rossie, IA.  In 1993, they moved back to Spencer.  Martha loved sewing, quilting, gardening and canning. She especially loved having her grandkids spending time at the "farm".

      She passed away at the Longhouse Residence on December 9, 2019 at the age of 91 surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband (2012) of 65 years; four brothers, Clyde, James, Ray and Roy Harrington and one sister, Blanche White. 

      Left to cherish her memory are her children: Tom (Deb) Rhodes of Grand Island, NE, Pam (Dwayne) Freeman of Spencer and Jim (Glenda) Rhodes of Cape Coral, FL; 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brothers: Charles Harrington of Sioux Rapids, IA and Roger (Reatha) Harrington of Ida Grove, IA; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Spencer.
Pastor Curtis Batschelet
Tim Rhodes
Tony Rhodes
Mark Freeman
Alex Dodge
Brandt Small
Greg Rhodes
Will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service at First Baptist Church in Spencer.
"In The Garden"
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"

By Gary Klett
Organist, Brenda Sassman
Lone Tree Cemetery
Sioux Rapids, Iowa


Friday, December 13, 2019 at 2:11 PM
“So sorry to hear about your mom I know she was struggling but it’s never easy to loose your mother just know I’m thinking of you at this time”
- Ina chapman
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:37 AM
“Pam I’m so sorry about your mom’s death! Sorry I won’t be close enough to visit with you! You know I’m sending hugs and prayers!”
- Jody Braunschweig
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:37 AM
“Pam,Jim, and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a sweet lady. I met her a few times with Pam had some fun times a few years back. Its memories like that we cherish. Know she is in a beautiful place now.
- Janet Galm
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:37 AM
“Jim and Glenda, we're sorry to hear about Martha, sending prayers and hugs to your family.”
- Kent and Vicki Ficken
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8:15 AM
“Pam I’m so sorry to hear that Aunt Marty has passed. I never met her in person but we exchanged letters throughout the years. From her I learned details of my Dad,James Harrington’s life. It’s a blessing to know Aunt Marty is now in heaven. Thinking of you during this time. Love,Jeanne”
- Jeanne Harrington Gorsuch
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:31 AM
“Scott and I bought Art and Martha's acreage and still live there today. We enjoyed getting to know them through the process and so appreciate their kind and caring ways. May the Lord be close to you in the days ahead. We pray for your family and extend our sympathies. ”
- Scott and Deb Tunink
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 3:52 PM
“I'm so sorry I am going to miss her so much martha was one that made you day every day rather you had a bad day she can get you to smile she will be missed. I love you pam hang in there ”
- Heidi sky
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