Obituaries detail

Michael Donald Rhoades

Michael Donald Rhoades, 70, passed away on December 28, 2019 in the VA hospital. He was born on July 27th, 1949 in Florissant, Missouri to Don and Della Rhoades.  He was the eldest of 6 children.  He grew up to be a wise, strong, genuine, and caring man. He served as an army medic during the Vietnam War.  He went to Rockhurst College and UMKC. He married Colleen Mannion in 1976 and together they raised three beautiful children. He had many jobs throughout his life, but the one he loved the most was coaching soccer. Michael cared for his players and truly loved the game. He enjoyed coaching many players throughout his career in the Kansas City Area (including his children). In recent years, he loved watching his grandchildren play and went to every game he could. Michael was a loving father, husband, son, brother, and grandfather.  He found great joy in the simple things. He loved soccer, the outdoors, The Lake of the Ozarks, fishing, the Grateful Dead, gardening, hot weather, his family, and his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Don Rhoades. He is survived by his mother, Della Rhoades; wife Colleen Mannion Rhoades; children, Adam Rhoades (Kim), Sarah Rhoades Gouttierre (Nestor), Samantha Rhoades Stull (Sean); grandchildren, Sophie, Vienna, Wolfi, and Morgan; brothers, Dennis (Shar) and Matt; and sisters Lorre (Jeff) Mina (Jean) and MaryJane (Matt). 


He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


The celebration of life for Michael Rhoades is private and will be for family only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Kidney Foundation.


Jim & Anna Edwards Dec 30 ,2019

Former Brookside Soccer & Miege parents ,KANSAS CITY ,Missouri

Mike had a great influence on our son Dan when he played soccer. We have fond memories of Mike.

Arthur A. Flores Dec 30 ,2019

Friend/neighbor ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Truely a great father, friend,Memory Eternal!

Richard Brandl family Dec 30 ,2019

Cousin in law ,Shawnee ,Kansas

So sorry for your loss. Sympathies to Colleen and family and pray for peace during this difficult time. Blessings. Cousin Richard. Brandl

Dave and Debbie Scott Dec 30 ,2019

Miege parents—-parents of Ryan and Kelly Scott ,Overland Park ,Kansas

We are very sorry to hear about Mike. We send our thoughts and prayers to you all. The Scotts

Colleen Sundblad Dec 31 ,2019

Friend ,Kansas Cuty ,Missouri

I am sorry about Mike’s passing. Colleen, Adam, Sarah, Sam & grandchildren take comfort in knowing that your families & friends are praying for you. This is a difficult time, but you will get through this knowing that many people care about you.

Laura Dold Dec 31 ,2019

friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Sam and Family, Your dad was a lovely man. Remember how he wouldn't let us sit during soccer practice and always knew how to get that little extra effort out of us? Prayers for you all.

Dennis Mannion Dec 31 ,2019

Brother in law ,Melbourne ,Florida

For our brother in law and our uncle Mike we say goodbye for a while. For our sister and sister in law, cousin’s and his family left to do more work we not only think but we know it will hurt. Consolation is Mike doesn’t hurt now and heaven gained another Angel to watch and protect us. Dennis Mannion family

Michael &Marcia J Gouttiere Dec 31 ,2019

Uncle&Aunt to Nestor Gouttierre ,Hewitt, Texas ,Texas

Our deepest thoughts are prayers for your loss Sahara and Nestor and all of the Rhodes family. He will be sorely missed.

Joey Mannion Dec 31 ,2019

Nephew ,San Diego ,California

My heart and thoughts are with you all now and always. I will never forget Mike and the many great memories of him.

Tim and Melanie Vogts Jan 01 ,2020

Mothers neighbot/friend ,Gravois Mills ,Missouri

We are sending our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. God Bless your family. With Love, Tim and Melanie Vogts

Judith Canepa Nees Jan 02 ,2020

1st cousin ,Waco ,Texas

My sincere sympathy to Aunt Della, Michaels family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn Wolfe-Borgeson Jan 04 ,2020

Friend ,Jefferson ,Iowa

So sorry for your loss, Colleen and family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Mark and Mary Ann Norris Jan 11 ,2020

Friends ,Independence ,Missouri

I met Mike nearly 50 years ago when we were college students. He loved his soccer all those years ago and struggled to find a game any where in Kansas City to watch or play! His only greater love was for his family. Michael will be dearly missed by so many people. We will see you later my friend.