Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Breaking News

Obituaries

July 26, 2013

Terri Jo Rhodes-Hamlin

Aug. 31, 1957 - July 25, 2013

Terri Jo Rhodes-Hamlin, 55, Galveston, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, peacefully at home and surrounded by her family and the things most precious to her. She was born Aug. 31, 1957, to John Rhodes and the late Joyce Stalnaker Rhodes.

Terri graduated high school at Eastern Randolph High School in Ramseur, N.C. She graduated with an associate degree in medical assisting from Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo. She had been employed at Methodist Hospital, AT&T and worked at both Howard Community Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital as a medical assistant and loved taking care of patients. She leaves many dear friends at these organizations.

She was a member of Salem Christian Church in Peru and also attended Upper Deer Creek Church in Galveston for many years, where she taught Sunday School and was instrumental in teaching and guiding kids. She had many other kids, now grown, that loved her dearly and called her Aunt D.

Terri enjoyed reading, gardening (and, yes, pulling weeds), decorating, mowing, being outdoors and especially loved her dog, Chico, who was by her side in her final days.

Terri never met a stranger and loved to talk, without a “filter,” as she would say. She has touched many lives over the years, including countless hospital staff members who took care of her over the last several years. She lived her life by her motto and always “paid it forward” in helping others. She was a strong woman of faith and as we grieve the loss of this precious woman, we grieve with hope and stand on our faith to see us through the coming days, months and years. No more pain nor suffering, you are finally home.

She is survived by her son, Zechariah Hamlin and wife Mari Jo, Kokomo, who are expecting her first grandchild, Liam, Nov. 20; her significant other of 13 years, Harry Young, Kokomo; a brother, Scott Rhodes and wife Kim, Phenix City, Ala.; a sister, Jennifer Morrison and boyfriend Lalo Galvan; nieces, Beth, Emily and Bonnie Grace Rhodes, Phenix City, Ala., Tiffany Morrison and boyfriend Eric Solitto, Naples, Fla., and Danielle Gaston and husband Nate, Kokomo; nephews, John and James Rhodes, Phenix City, Ala.; close cousin Alice Porterfield, Orlando, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • OBT - KT041714 - Ronald Galloway obit - PIC Ronald Lee Galloway Ronald Lee Galloway, 79, Kokomo, passed away at 8:16 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his residence. Born June 1, 1934, in Kokomo, he was the son of the late Frank Gordon and Cora (Rush) Gordon. He was a 1952 graduate of Northwestern High School. O

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT - KT041714 - Maudie Sanders obit - PIC Maudie Ellen Sanders Maudie Ellen Sanders, 69, Kokomo, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home. She was born Oct. 5, 1944, in Sullivan County, Kingsport, Tenn., to Bascom Harold and Garnett (Stiltner) Sisk. On Oct. 14, 1964, in Gate City, Va., she married Richar

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT - KT041714 - Vicky Woodbury obit - PIC Vicky Irene Woodbury Vicky Irene Woodbury, 66, Kokomo, passed away at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Community Howard Regional Health. She was born Aug. 4, 1947, in Kokomo to the late Alfred and Mary (Fisher) Johnson. On April 4, 1970, she married James R. Woodbur

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • William 'Bill' Moore William "Bill" Moore, 66, Kokomo, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Community Howard Regional Health. There will be a memorial service scheduled at a later date. Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements

    April 17, 2014

  • OBT - KT041714 - Vickie Swing obit - PIC Vickie S. Swing Vickie S. Swing, 63, Kokomo, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home. She was born Nov. 21, 1950, in Kokomo, the daughter of Carolyn (Weaver) Mast. Vickie was a 1969 graduate of Kokomo High School. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, crocheting

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Georgia F. Foard A memorial service for Sister Georgia F. Foard will be at 11 a.m. Friday in New Hope Full Gospel Church, 501 N. McCann St. The wife of Pastor Robert Foard of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, she passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Georgia F. Foard

    April 17, 2014

  • OBT - KT041614 - Ronald Nickels obit - PIC Ronald J. 'Nick' Nickels Ronald J. "Nick" Nickels, 70, Kokomo, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 20, 1943, in Logansport, the son of Ivan and Louise (Conn) Nickels. On Feb. 4, 1967, he married Judy Tyler, who preceded him in death Oct. 3

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT - KT041714 - THUR Elizabeth Stewart obit - PIC Elizabeth Louise (Jones) Stewart Elizabeth L. Stewart, 93, was called home to rest by the Lord at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014. She was born in Marion to the late William Burke Jones and the late Helen Jones Casey on Nov. 8, 1920. In 1938, Elizabeth graduated from Marion High Sc

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Funerals Fields, Perry, services are 11 a.m. today at Family Worship Center, 6395 S. Clarkson St., Littleton, Colo. Tosch, Deborah L., services are 11 a.m. today at Indian Village Church of God, 602 Erie Pass, Auburn. Richardson, Nellie Marie, services are 2

    April 17, 2014

  • OBT - KT041714 - Sean Mahoney obit - PIC Sean Michael Mahoney Sean Michael Mahoney, 51, Springfield, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his residence. Born Jan. 20, 1963, in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of Thomas F. Mahoney and Audrey (Murphy) Mahoney. He was a veteran of the United St

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller