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Rhoda Marie Schepker died Saturday, May 16, at Capital Region Medical Center after a spirited and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 3, 1954 in Jefferson City, to Edward T. Schepker, Sr. and Mary E. Parris Schepker, who died earlier.
Rhoda graduated from Helias High School and Southwest Missouri State University. She lived for many years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas, but moved back to Missouri in September 2008. She worked for the Transportation Security Administration and was an avid volunteer and fundraiser for Komen for the Kure Foundation. She loved genealogy and spent many hours absorbed in researching her ancestors. She was an avid baseball fan.
Rhoda is survived by three brothers: Edward T. Schepker Jr. (Pattie) of Warsaw; Gene Schepker (Lois) of Winston-Salem, NC; and Stephen D. Schepker (Anna) of Birmingham, AL; three sisters: Geraldine S. Wulff of Birmingham, AL; Sue Elich (Steve) of Farmers Branch, TX; and Lauren S. Whitaker, of Winston-Salem, NC; nieces Julie Brown and Dana Breshears of Warsaw; Heidi Hickman of Irving, TX, and Jessie Schepker of St. Louis; great nieces Jackie Salas and Megan Schepker of Warsaw, and Summer Ann and Katie Brooke Schepker of Birmingham, AL; great nephews Nicholas Breshears of Springfield, Slade Schepker of Warsaw, and Trey, Tyler and Sam Schepker of Gulf Shores, AL; great-great niece Kya Schepker of Warsaw; great-great nephews Jayden Schepker of Warsaw, and Corbin Breshears of Springfield; beloved cousins/friends Larry A. Schepker of Jefferson City and Kathy Hylton of Gordonsville, TN; devoted friend Rina Joe of Houston, TX, and a host of good friends too numerous to mention.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Schepker, and nephews Scott Schepker, Larry Hickman, Douglas Schepker and Adam Schepker.A celebration of Rhoda’s life will be held at a later time. Memorial donations may be made to the Komen for the Kure Foundation of Dallas, TX.