ORAN -- Elsie M. Phillips, 87, died at 10 p.m. March 8, 2007, in Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau.
Born Feb. 3, 1920, at Chaffee, daughter of the late John and Claude Goodson Ponder, she retired as a supervisor from Caproco Ltd. in Sikeston. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Sunshine Club in Oran. She served as financial secretary at the church and taught Sunday school for many years.
On Aug. 28, 1936, she married Jess W. Phillips who preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1988.
Three brothers, one sister, one grandson and one great-grandson also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Jess Phillips Jr. of Perkins and Kenneth J. Phillips of Swinton; two daughters, Claude Ann Mason and Sharon Lynn Harris of Oran; two sisters, Merl Carter of Oran and Martha Lohnes of Conway, Ark.; and 15 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church in Oran. Don Gant will officiate.
Burial will follow in Friend Cemetery in Oran.
Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Oran was in charge of arrangements.