Hester Phillips

Friday, November 3, 2006

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Hester M. Phillips, 75, of Perryville died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 30, 1931, at Silver Lake, Mo., daughter of Romanus and Theresa Deming Duvall. She and Melvin J. Phillips were married Sept. 7, 1949. He died Jan. 15, 1984.

Phillips had worked at Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include three sons, Gary Phillips of Bonne Terre, Mo., Randy Phillips of Savanna, Okla., Wayne Phillips of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; a sister, Edith Weekly of Topeka, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and 6:30 a.m. to service time Monday. The VFW Auxiliary wake will be at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Matthew Marks officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.