Bobby G. Rhoads
July 31, 1937 – November 21, 2019
Bob Rhoads, 82, of Independence, MO, passed away peacefully in his home on November 21, 2019. Bob was born July 31, 1937 in Lebanon, MO, the son of Lee and Winnie Rhoads. Bob married Ella Root on March 4, 1960. They resided in Independence since 1963. Bob worked for Taystee Bread and Interstate Bakery for 30 years followed by Underwriters Salvage for several years. He was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. He was quite the handyman. Bob enjoyed being outdoors fishing and hunting. He and his wife, Ella, spent many days at Truman Lake. They loved going out on the boat to do a little crappie fishing with their dogs, Lady and Jack. He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Winnie Rhoads, step-mom Esther Rhoads and sister, Bonita Stamper. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ella Mae Rhoads; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Bob Sorensen; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Mario Garcia; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Kerri Rhoads. And 5 grandchildren; Brett and Katie Sorensen, Emily Thein, Zachary and Griffin Rhoads He is also survived by his sisters, Fern Murhammer and Betty Dellens. Bob was a loving father and husband. He will be remembered for his quiet, friendly, and caring way. He was always willing to help others and was a friend to many. He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers: please make donations to Crossroads Hospice in Independence, Missouri, in honor of Bob Rhoads. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 30th at his daughter’s home in Oak Grove, Missouri. Please call for details.