Bette Joann Rhodes

March 03, 1936 - August 01, 2012

Bette Joann Rhodes

March 03, 1936 - August 01, 2012


Joann Rhodes went home to be with the Lord August 1, 2012. Bette Joann (Robertson) Rhodes was born March 3, 1936 in Sweetwater, Oklahoma to Clara Lucille (Kelley) and William Michael Robertson; she was the youngest of 8 children. She married Jerry T. Rhodes on July 4, 1954; together they have three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; son: Ronald Wayne, and wife Janet of Tulsa; son: Randall Eric, and wife Cammie of Skiatook. Grandson: Jeremy Rhodes, wife Sofia and daughters: Emma and Elsa of Tulsa. Granddaughter: Jaime Velazquez, husband Kevin and children: Daniel, Dylan, Kelley and Jeffrey. Granddaughter: Julie Southerland, and husband Justin of Skiatook; Granddaughter: Jeanette Rhodes of Skiatook; two sisters: Florene Pierce of Henryetta, and Maxine Jefcoat of Marshall, TX; plus a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Roger Lynn; brother: Leon Robertson and sisters: Pauline Robertson, Louise Robertson, Juanita Kenney and Marie Clem. Joann worked over 33 years at Boston Avenue Methodist Church as a pre-school teacher. She loved working with children. She loved traveling and made it to every state but one. The highlight of her travels was a trip to Israel. Joann loved gospel music and was able to attend many concerts. She was involved in PTA and was Vice President at one time. Joann was President of “National Association of Letter Carriers Auxiliary 2720” here in Tulsa and traveled to many conventions. Joann and Jerry both love Eastwood Baptist Church and have been members for over 25 years. They were involved in the Oasis Sunday School and SAMS Eastwood Senior Adult Ministry. Joann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she loved teaching children. Condolences may be sent through the guestbook on this page.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: August 6, 2012 (1:30 PM)
  • Venue: Eastwood Baptist Church
  • Location: 949 S. 91st E. Ave Tulsa, OK 74112 - (Get Directions)

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: August 6, 2012 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: West Lawn Cemetery
  • Location: Henryetta, OK - (Get Directions)

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13 responses to Bette Joann Rhodes

  1. I have been neighbors and friends with Jerry and Joann since I moved in next door in January of 1979. Jerry and Joann are the most precious couple one could every know and meet. I feel blessed to have known Joann all these years and I will always treasure her friendship and now her memory. My deepest condolences go out to Jerry and all her family, loved ones and extended family.

  2. Joann took wonderful care of our girls at Boston Avenue. She always had a smile on her face.

  3. Sue Bridges says:

    I am so sorry I did not know Joan had passed on. You know I would have been there. It is good to see her picture of the way she was. Beautiful inside and out.

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