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