Rhoda Curphy, 90

Rhoda Curphy, 90, of Le Grand, Iowa, passed away in the comfort of her home on Saturday evening, July 28, 2018, while being surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. until the service starts. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. For condolences or questions please visit: www.mitchellfh.com or call 641- 844-1234. Mitchell family Funeral Home is caring for Rhoda and her family.

Rhoda Patterson was born on August 27, 1927, in Salt Lake City, Utah; she was the daughter of William and Reatta (Baker) Patterson. Rhoda attended school in the South High School in Salt Lake City and graduated with the class of 1944. Rhoda had been a model for several print ads such as Wonder Bread and War bonds; she was also very involved in the USO. On July 10, 1944, Rhoda was united in marriage to Walter Curphy (the city girl from Utah, he fell in love with) at her parents’ home in Salt Lake City. They had resided in Montour, Iowa and Rhoda had worked at the family businesses in Montour, Iowa. She had been a member of the Eastern Star and taught Sunday school for many years. Rhoda love to cook and bake. She always made mountains of Christmas cookies to share with family and friends. She loved to teach crafts and help others learn to share their talent.

Left to cherish Rhoda’s memory is her husband of 74 years, Walter; their children: Rick (Sybil) Curphy, of Missouri, Connie Hoskins, of Marshalltown, Iowa and Randy (Tammy) Curphy, of Grinnell, Iowa; son-in-law, Boyd Bader, of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren: Kindra and Ryan Gipple, Cayd and Cindy Bader, Ryan Bader, Teahl Bader, Shawn and Shonya Hoskins, Hope Schultz, Holly Hoskins, Joe and Michelle Curphy, Mindy Curphy and Patrick Benson, Chad and Amy Curphy, Kari and Craig Gosselink, Joel Morrison, Angie and Jan Barton, Maranda Curphy, Chance Curphy, Travis Curphy, Josh and Jill Curphy, and Tyler Curphy; 37 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a sibling, Reatta Ries, of Utah.

In death Rhoda rejoins her biological parents, William and Retta Patterson; mom Norha Patterson; daughter Pam Bader; great-grandson Zach Gipple; granddaughter Lindi Richardson and brothers Bill and Ralph Patterson.