Wilma Ruth Rhea
Wilma Ruth Rhea
  • April 19, 1923 - August 29, 2017
  • Paris, Texas

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Wilma Ruth Stearns Rhea, 94, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at the Paris Chalet.

Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Rhea, the daughter of William Horace & Flora Mae Records Stearns, was born April 19, 1923, in Wellington, KS.

She was of the Baptist faith.

On Nov. 4, 1939, she married Dale Alfred Rhea, Sr., and he preceded her in death in 1992. She was also preceded in death by four children; William Guy Rhea, Dale Alfred Rhea, Jr., Larry Rhea, Sr. and Susan Joetta Deckness, and a granddaughter, Missy O’Neall.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Darlene Pickett of Overland Park, KS, a daughter-in-law, Denise Rhea of Powderly, a son-in-law, Reinhold Deckness of Ottawa, KS, a number of grandchildren including; Larry Lee Rhea, Jr. & wife Christi of Detroit, Brian Duane Rhea & wife Laura of Boulder, CO and Kari Denise Daniel & husband Josiah of Paris, many great grandchildren including; Aidan Rhea, Sophia Rhea, Clara Rhea, Charlotte Rhea and Shepard Rhea along with several nieces & nephews.

Casket bearers will be: Larry Lee Rhea, Jr., Brian Duane Rhea, Aidan Rhea and Josiah Daniel.