Obituary: Fern Phipps

Fern L. (Hayes) Phipps, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Kansas Christian Home. She was born Sept. 3, 1923 in Mansfield, Mo., to Lee and Amanda (Deatherage) Hayes.

She moved with her family to Kansas in early 1926, living much of her early life in or near Whitewater until 1964 when she moved to Newton where she lived until her death.

She married Harold D. Phipps on Sept. 18, 1944, in Perry, Okla. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include one son, James Phipps (Vicki) of Oak Hills, Calif.; two daughters, Rita Sadowski (Allen) of Grantville and Robin Pinkerton (Jay) of Newton. Other survivors include one very close niece, Janet Brittain (Byron) of Newton; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; six step-grandchildren; and 13 great-step-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom she loved dearly.

A graveside service was Saturday, Aug. 27, in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Victory in the Valley or Good Shepherd Hospice, in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

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