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Glenna M. Rhodes  

Glenna M. Rhodes

June 3, 1932 – May 26, 2017

Glenna M. Rhodes, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home, after a long battle with cancer, on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Born in Whitetop, Virginia, on June 3, 1932, Glenna was the daughter of the late Robert and Annie (Hurley) Miller. She took pride in taking care of her house and yard. Glenna loved her family and shared her faith and stories with all of them and she adored her dog Sadie; she will be missed by all. Glenna was a longtime member of the Glasgow Baptist Church in Newark.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Banner W. Rhodes, who died in 1996; and her brother Raymond Miller. Glenna is survived by her daughters, Linda S. Belcher and husband John; Patsy A. Howaniec and husband Mike, all of Newark; grandchildren who called her “Mom-Mom,” Christopher J. Belcher of Wilmington, Gregory B. Belcher and wife, Carla of Middletown, Todd M. Howaniec and wife, Jennifer of Newark and Troy J. Howaniec and wife, Heather of Newark; and great grandchildren who called her “Big Mom,” Eric and Emma Belcher and Todd, Jr., Jackson, Ella, and Dylan Howaniec.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff, nurses, and doctors at the Helen Graham Cancer Center and to Delaware Hospice.

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Glenna’s memory to Glasgow Baptist Church, 3021 Old County Rd., Newark, DE 19702.

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  1. Patricia Brinley, May 31, 2017

    Dear Patsy & Family,

    I am so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a very strong woman who was a fighter. My heartfelt sympathy to your whole family. Keep all those wonderful memories of her in your heart forever.

    My deepest sympathy,


  2. Cissy Kelly, May 31, 2017


    Please know we are all thinking of you and your family. This must be such a difficult time for you and we are so sorry to hear of this news. I will certainly continue to pray for you and your family.

    With sympathy,


  3. Kathy Mancari, May 31, 2017

    To Linda and Family,

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know you will miss her terribly, but thankful for the hope that you will see her again in Heaven. I think of the hymn, “Blessed Assurance.” With my prayers and sympathy, Kathy.

    Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
    O what a foretaste of glory divine!
    Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
    Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

    This is my story, this is my song,
    Praising my Savior all the day long;
    This is my story, this is my song,
    Praising my Savior all the day long.


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