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Florence Ethel Phillips

July 21, 1913 ~ October 13, 2018 (age 105)

Florence E. Phillips, age 105, lifelong resident of McCook, NE, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.

Florence was born July 21, 1913, to parents Albert B. and Marie J. (Brodbeck) Culton, in North Platte, NE. She was one of two children who grew up in North Platte, attended school and graduated from North Platte High School with the Class of 1931.  Following high school, Florence went on to attend Midland College in Fremont, NE where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in teaching.   She was crowned homecoming queen in 1934.

On September 2, 1946, Florence married the love of her life, Webster “Web” Philips in North Platte.  The family made their home in McCook and was blessed with two children; Ronald and Karen.

Florence was a member of the First Congregational Church where she enjoyed Women’s Fellowship, Matinee Music Club and singing in the choir.  She was also a member of the Tri T Club and Eastern Star.  Florence enjoyed playing cards and was involved in several bridge clubs.     

Florence was preceded in death by her parents; husband Web Phillips in 2014; and a brother Albert (Sara) Culton. 

Those left to mourn her passing include her children, Ronald Lee (Dr. Karen Cook) Phillips of Kennewick, WA and Karen Evans of McCook; four grandchildren, Michael (Kathy) Evans of Grand Island, NE, Michelle (Scott) Martin of McCook, Sara Evans of Lincoln, NE and Kailey Phillips of Kennewick; seven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of extended family members and friends. 

Donations may be made to:

In His Name
C/O Carpenter Breland Funeral Home POB 476, McCook NE 69001

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