She was born May 11, 1929 in Fristoe, MO, to the late David and the late Rosa Pearl (Nowlin) Phillips. She worked as a cashier for Publix Grocery Store for 34 years. She was a long time member of Alva United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons: Phillip (Linda) Stapleton, Mike Stapleton and three daughters: Susan Hernandez, Julie (Chester) Sampson, Patricia (George) Salg, sister-in-law Edna Phillips, grandchildren; Cindy Ray Young, Travis DeVaney, April Luettich, Jason Flatch, Tara Polk, Justin Stapleton, Brian Sampson, Brandi Sampson, David Clark, Richele Wyatt, Maranda Steed and eighteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be 10 am, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in Alva United Methodist Church, where Pastor Ralph Cotton will officiate. Pallbearers will be; Travis DeVaney, Wayne Luettich, Brian Sampson, JB Bake, David Clark, Jeremie Wyatt, Justin Stapleton and Austin Young.
Visitation will be held Monday evening, August 4, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. in Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers Shores. Burial will be in Alva Cemetery.