Helen Phillips

Sunday, January 13, 2002

DEXTER, Mo. -- Helen Phillips, 73, of Bloomfield, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.

She was born April 20, 1928, at Frankfort, Ill., daughter of Francis and Beaulah Strobel McCain.

She was a member of Mount Pisgah Church near Bloomfield. She was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield and a former owner of the Hornet's Nest Restaurant in Advance, Mo.

She and Orin Phillips were married July 19, 1944, at Piggott, Ark. He died Dec. 31, 2000.

Survivors include two daughters, Kay White of Bloomfield, and Judy Kirby of Dexter; a brother, James McCain of Advance; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son and a sister.

Friends may call from 3:30-8 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kevin Eskew officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery near Bloomfield.