Kay Frances Rhodes

November 27, 1940 - January 29, 2018



Kay Frances Rhodes

Kay Frances Rhodes was born November 27, 1940 in West Monroe, Louisiana to Lloyd and Jimmie Lee (Jones) Antley.  Kay attended school and graduated from West Monroe High School in 1958.  Kay enlisted in the US Air Force in 1958 where she met Terry Rhodes.  On September 17, 1960 Kay was united in marriage to Terry at Lackland Air Force Base.  She was honorably discharged early in 1961.  Her military training included basic medical training in Texas, medical lab specialist training in Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama after which she was assigned to 3700 USAF Hospital at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Kay and Terry raised their family in Marshfield, Wisconsin, Hopkins, Minnesota and Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  After they retired in 2000 they moved to Bradenton, Florida.  In 2012 they moved to St. Francis.  Kay was an active member at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Oak Grove where she served in the Women’s Circle, as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Hospitality Ministry, and Adoration Chapel every week.  She admired St. Mother Teresa and how much she gave of herself to others.  Kay faithfully prayed the Rosary and would often pray along with Mother Angelica on EWTN TV.  Kay also enjoyed interior decorating, reading and spending time with her family and friends.  She was loved much and will be dearly missed.

Kay passed away January 29, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids at the age of 77 years, 2 months and 2 days.  Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Antley and Gary Antley; and a son-in-law, Gregory Carr.

Kay is survived by her loving husband, Terry; five children, Terri Lee (Scott) Koy, Jeffrey (Lori) Rhodes, David (Holly) Rhodes, Cindy Rhodes, and Greg Rhodes; brother, Lindy (Mary) Antley; sister-in-law, Jeanne Antley; ten grandchildren, Eric, David, Kate, Greg, Matthew, Tiffany, Josh, Jacob, Kevin and Nikolai; three great-grandchildren, Shawn, Haley and Riley; and by many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Lex Specialty Clinic in Cambridge and East Bethel, or Sharing & Caring Hands in Minneapolis.

Mass of Christian Burial

Funeral Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.

After Mass, Military Honors inside the south entrance doors, then lunch will be served in the Social Hall.

Inurnment in St. Patrick Cemetery at a later date.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.