Lily “Marie” Phillips

Friday, April 14, 2017

Lily “Marie” Phillips, 96, rural El Dorado Springs, passed from this life on Thursday, April 13, at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. Marie was born October 22, 1920, in Sugar City, Colo., to Edgar Patrick and Minnie Louise (Phillips) Moore. On Feb. 12, 1938, she was united in marriage to Charles M. Phillips and he preceded her in death in November 1997.

Marie was raised near Fort Scott and also Rich Hill. Following her marriage she lived most of her life in Nevada. Marie worked for Key Work Clothes and Nelly Don in Nevada for a number of years. She also lived and worked for a time in Belton for the Grace Company. In the early 80s she moved to Pensacola, Fla., where she owned and operated her own sewing shop for nearly 20 years. In 2000 she moved back to Neodesha, Kan., and in 2012 to El Dorado Springs, where she has continued to reside. Marie was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nevada.

Survivors include her children, Louise Parizek and her husband, Richard, Overland Park, Kan., Charlene Jenkins and her husband, Jim, rural El Dorado Springs, Charles Phillips and his wife, Sandra, Pensacola, Fla., Harold Phillips and his wife, Elaine, Chelsa, Okla., Martha Osterhout and her husband, Nelson, Huntsville, Ark.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Moore, Holden, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Marie Reed; three brothers; three sisters; and one great-granddaughter, April Nicole Jenkins.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nevada with Pastor Abel Hagan officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Seventh Day Adventist Scholarship Fund in care of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15467 E Quail Rd, Nevada, MO 64772.

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