Wendy Kate Rhodes, a girl, was born at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Mercy Health Center to parents Philip and Jennifer Rhodes, Fort Scott. She weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces at birth. She joins six siblings; Emily, Josiah, Molly, Heidi, Benjamin, and Peter. Maternal grandparents are John and Linda Rucker, Parsons. Maternal great-grandmother is Betty Denney, Altamont. Paternal grandparents are Ellen Rhodes, Edna, and the late Joe Rhodes.