Geraldine Phillips, 96, Carbondale: April 9, 1921 – March 11, 2018

CARBONDALE, Kan. – Geraldine Phillips, 96, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at her home in Carbondale, Kan. She was born on April 9, 1921 in Hoyt, Kan., the daughter of Ray and Laura Tucker Shively.

Geraldine lived most of her life around Scranton, Kan., and Carbondale. She graduated from Carbondale High School in 1939. She worked for the state of Kansas in the Employment Division, was the bookkeeper for her husband at Phillips Garage, and was the Carbondale city treasurer. She was a past member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and was a founding member of the Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship.

On April 25, 1941, Geraldine was married to Clyde Phillips, in McPherson, Kan.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde, on Nov. 3, 1985; and a grandson, John Graham.

Geraldine is survived by her two daughters, Dinah Tucker, of Carbondale, and Earlene Graham, San Marcos, Texas; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. A private family graveside will be held at the Carbondale Cemetery.

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