Barbara Jean Rhoades

November 30, 1936 ~ September 30, 2020 (age 83)


 Barbara Jean Rhoades died peacefully on September 30th 2020. She was born on November 30th,1936 in Casper ,Wyoming to Charles and Lillie (Eye) Ketchum. On September 17th, 1955 she married Richard E Rhoades in Casper and together they had three children; Pamela, Brian and Richard (Scott) . Barbara enjoyed  family, camping and traveling. She spent many years volunteering with, hospice, Meals on Wheels and as a pink lady at the hospital. She then opened Stride-Rite Bootery in the Mall and loved serving the people of Casper. A special time in her life was meeting President Kennedy at the Billings airport in 1963. She always said how special it was when he patted her son Scott on the head. The photograph of thus moment was included in the book “Westward We Go”.

Barbara is survived by sons Brian (Stephanie) Rhoades and Scott Rhoades and daughter Pamela Erben all of Casper, dog Copper, grandchildren, Nate Faulkner, Jessica (Alan) Carswell, Dustin (Chelsey) Rhoades, great grandchildren Allie and Peyson, brothers Gary Ketchum and Ernie Ketchum, sister Peggy and numerous other relatives.


Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601. 

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