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Larry Lee Phelps

  
Larry Lee Phelps, 55, of Richview died at 7:42 a.m. 
Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, in rural Mt. Vernon.

Mr. Phelps was born Dec. 8, 1950, in Marion County, 
son of Charles Alva and Wilma (Bartelmey) Phelps.  
He married Vera Woolever on Oct. 10, 1970, and she 
survives in Richview.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Phelps is survived by 
his mother,m Wilma Phelps of Richview; three daughters, 
Angela Van Buskirk of Wlkville, Lisa Jones and husband 
Ken of Sandoval and Misty Eskridge and husband Johnathon 
of New Mexico; two brothers, Richard Phelps of Collinsville 
and Bob Phelps and wife Janice of Childersburg, Ala.; 
two sisters, Bonnie Sheets of Wood River and Barbara Nelson 
of Orange, California; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  
One of the grandchildren, Adam Charles Hughes, was raised in 
their home.

He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, 
Betty Jo Phelps and Wilma Darlene Phelps.

Mr. Phelps was an engineer for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe 
Railroad for 11 years.  He attended Woodlawn High School and Rend 
Lake College and was a Vietnam veteran, serving from 1970 to 1972 
in the Army 101st Airborne Division.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix 
with the Rev. Steve Edwards officiating.  Interment will follow at Boyd 
Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 
141 of Mt. Vernon.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Apostolic United Pentecostal Church 
Building Fund and will be accepted by the funeral home.


Date: 12/06/2006   
Source: Mt Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Ida Reeves * ida1949@charter.net
Relationship: friend


Submitted by; Janice Staples

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