Ora Mae Phillips

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ora Mae Bledsoe Culkin Phillips, 76, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at her granddaughter's home in Kansas City, Mo.

She was born Nov. 29, 1931, at Thebes, Ill., daughter of Edgar and Bertha Roberts Bledsoe. She and William Robert Culkin were married, and he preceded her in death. She later married Clifford "Bud" Phillips, who also preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, William Culkin of St. Louis, Robert Culkin of Olive Branch, Clyde Culkin of Penrose, Colo.; five daughters, Agnes Ghiglione of Mount Zion, Ill., Sarah Dunn of Collinsville, Ill., Claire DeLashmutt of Jonesboro, Ill., Brenda Calvert of Olive Branch, Susie Ozment of Kansas City; two stepsons, Terry Phillips of Granite City. Ill., Carl Phillips of Jamestown, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Linda Phillips of Granite City; a sister, Annie Elizabeth Henderson of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-stepgrandchildren,

She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, a sister, a son, a grandson and a stepgranddaughter.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Ghiglione officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in rural Olive Branch.