REBECCA FERN PHILLIPS Saturday, October 4, 1919 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Rebecca Fern Phillips, age 97, Chesapeake, Missouri, went home to her Lord and Savior on July 5, 2017 in Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She was born October 4, 1919 in Chesapeake to Arlis and Estel (Roach) Rinker.
Fern married Carroll Phillips May 11, 1941. They shared 51 years together on their farm in Chesapeake until his passing on August 27, 1992.
Fern accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at the age of six at Chesapeake Baptist Church. She was a member there for 91 years.
Fern enjoyed her family, camping, pony rides, bowling, playing card, baking and sewing. She also loved sports and was an avid Cardinal fan.
Fern is survived by two sons, CW (Velta) Phillips and Roger (Wanda) Phillips; a daughter Becky (Dan) Ross; ten grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren, and another due in September; a brother, Dewey Rinker, and sister-in-law, Ella Mae McCullah; and several nieces and nephews.
Fern will be missed and lovingly remember by her family.
There will be a visitation from 1until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m., in the Chesapeake Baptist Church under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri. Burial will follow in Campground Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Campground Cemetery.
Online condolences can be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Service Details: The visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Chesapeake Baptist Church, with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Campground Cemetery.


Just learned of Ferns passing. And want to send my condolences to her family. What a very special lady. She certainly lived a full and from what I was aware of a very joyful life. I've never lived close enough to be able to visit with her except on a few occasions, but enjoyed her sweet personality and great sense of humor. She was my Mother's favorite cousin, and I remember how they had such a great time together & how they were always laughing! She was truly one of a kind, and heaven has gained a beautiful angel. 
I WAS SO SADDEN TO LEARN OF FERNS PASSING.  I LOVED TAKING CARE OF HER HERE AT THE DOCTORS OFFICE. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY.  I WILL MISS HER VERY MUCH.  KIM COOK  LAB/DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC