Charlotte Lynn (Swartz) Rhodes passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2023. She was born Dec. 28, 1955, in Kansas City, Kansas, daughter to Charlene Swartz and the late Johnny Swartz. Charlotte moved to St. Joseph in the 5th grade. Charlotte graduated from Benton High School in 1974 and married Denny Rhodes on July 26, 1975. She worked as a Pharmacy Technician for over 30 years at K-Mart, Cub Foods and Heartland Hospital. She enjoyed going to the casino, loved helping others, couldn’t tell a person no, but nothing brought her more joy than being a mother, and a grandmother. Her family was the world to her, but now she is reunited with her best friend, her late husband Denny Rhodes.

Charlotte is preceded in death by: her husband, Denny; father, Johnny Swartz; mother and father-in-law, Joye and Bob Rhodes.

Survivors include sons, Danny (Emily Peters), of Southington, Connecticut; son, Dusty Rhodes, of Kansas City, Missouri; mother, Charlene Swartz, of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Lucas Rhodes, Benny and Julia Swift; sisters, Sue (Chuck Debenito), Terry Swartz; brother, Dave Swartz; brother-in-law, Fred Banker; sisters-in-law, Jana Cook, Darla (Jim Hunt); and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, with memorials services and public livestream beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, at the Rupp Funeral Home.

Memorials are requested to the Wesley United Methodist Church.

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