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2010-11-25 / Obituaries

Chester “Shorty” Leroy Phillips

October 28, 1923 - November 21, 2010

Mr. Phillips passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in LaGrange, Texas.

Chester “Shorty” Lester Phillips was born on October 28, 1923 in Princeton, Kansas to Joel Pierce and Minnie (Bennett) Phillips. He married Flossie Fern Demoret on June 1, 1946 in Ottawa, Kansas and was a retired turkey farmer with Plantation Foods.

Chester was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Marylin Phillips; two brothers, Earl Phillips and Tharan Phillips; one sister, Grace Brown; three half sisters, Hazel Phillips, Fern Weatherly and Pauline Withers and nine half brothers, Harry Phillips, Ray Phillips, Floyd Phillips, Milford Phillips, Stanley Phillips, Howard Phillips, Milo Phillips, Leo Phillips and Ellsworth Phillips.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Flossie Phillips of Lexington, Texas; seven children, Fernie & Earl Tyler of Wilmington, North Carolina, Judy & Mark Johnston of Green, Kansas, Bonnie & Dan Spellman of Clay Center, Kansas, Homer & Kathy Phillips of Lexington, Texas, Kitty & Herbert Pampell of Giddings, Texas, Lester & Debra Phillips of Giddings, Texas and Rita & Harvey Schnell of Giddings, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Chester “Shorty” Phillips, 87 of Lexington, Texas, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the Blue United Methodist Church in Blue, Texas with Rev. Lance Rich officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, Kansas. Visitation was held Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Lexington.

Memorials may be made to the Blue United Methodist Church in Blue, Texas.

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