Funeral services for Melvin Yantis, 87, of Rhodes, were held at on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Marshalltown. Pastor Dale Scritchfield officiated and Dustin Etter offered special music. Chad Duncan, Lowell Crouse, Lenny Crouse, Shawn Crouse, Richard Freland and Dustin Etter served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Yantis, Leann Burns, Andrea Duncan, Nicole Paxson, Tara Price, Katie Nicholson, Cody Yantis and Graham Yantis, along with his many great-grandchildren. Full military honors were performed by Veterans of Foreign Wars Harry C. Harter Post #839 and American Legion Frank Lewis Glick Post #46. Guests were present from Iowa River Hospice. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home was entrusted with caring for Melvin and his family.