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Ruby Phillips and Shorty Phillips

Friday, January 4, 2013

CHAFFEE -- Ruby Phillips, 83, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center, and her husband, Willard "Shorty" Phillips, 89, died Jan. 2, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born Dec. 3, 1929, in Tyroza, Ark., Mrs. Phillips was the daughter of the late Oscar and Nina Robertson Sr.

Phillips was born in Bragg City on July 10, 1923, to the late Ethridge and Ola Price Phillips. A member of the United States Army Air Corps, he served in World War II and was owner and operator of Phillips T.V. and Radio in Chaffee. He was also a self-employed commercial pilot and flight instructor.

The couple were married on May 25, 1948. They were both members of First United Methodist Church in Chaffee.

They are survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Ronnie Eifert and Judy and Elvis Abernathy of Chaffee; and four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Phillips is also survived by one brother, Oscar Robertson Jr. of Jackson, Tenn.; and one half brother, George Robertson of Lake Placid, Fla.

One brother, Jimmie Robertson; and one half sister, Alice Freeman, also preceded Mrs. Phillips in death.

There will be no public visitation.

A graveside service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Union Park Cemetery with the Rev. Gwen Streeter officiating.

Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.amick-burnettfuneralchapels.com.

CHAFFEE -- Ruby Phillips, 83, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center, and her husband, Willard "Shorty" Phillips, 89, died Jan. 2, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born Dec. 3, 1929, in Tyroza, Ark., Mrs. Phillips was the daughter of the late Oscar and Nina Robertson Sr.

Phillips was born in Bragg City on July 10, 1923, to the late Ethridge and Ola Price Phillips. A member of the United States Army Air Corps, he served in World War II and was owner and operator of Phillips T.V. and Radio in Chaffee. He was also a self-employed commercial pilot and flight instructor.

The couple were married on May 25, 1948. They were both members of First United Methodist Church in Chaffee.

They are survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Ronnie Eifert and Judy and Elvis Abernathy of Chaffee; and four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Phillips is also survived by one brother, Oscar Robertson Jr. of Jackson, Tenn.; and one half brother, George Robertson of Lake Placid, Fla.

One brother, Jimmie Robertson; and one half sister, Alice Freeman, also preceded Mrs. Phillips in death.

There will be no public visitation.

A graveside service will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Union Park Cemetery with the Rev. Gwen Streeter officiating.

Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.amick-burnettfuneralchapels.com.