John Howard Phipps, age 89, of Lamar, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008. at Barton County Memorial Hospital.


     John was born August 6, 1919, in Barton County, to John W. and Nellie (Baldridge) Phipps.  He graduated from Milford High School in 1937 and was a life-long area resident.  On July 21, 1938, in rural Barton County, he married Mary Ella Harmon where they farmed for many years.  After moving to Lamar, John was an avid gardener, known for his tomato crops.  He had been an active leader in the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church for many years and was a current member of Oakton United Methodist Church.


     Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Mary, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary & Lois Phipps, Webb City; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy & Billy Bob Cass, Joplin, Linda & Gary Colin, and Janis & Marty Priest, all of Lamar; two brothers, Delbert Phipps, Carthage, and Leroy & wife Nellie Phipps, Lamar; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.


     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 29th at Daniel Funeral Home.   Burial will be in Sheldon Cemetery.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Oakton United Methodist Church Building Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home.




#11 Longmont, COJoe and Karen Morgan 2008-10-17 20:30
To Gary, Lois, Darrell, Deanne, Douglas and families,

We are on our 5 year here in Colorado and will be moving back end of June next year. Our daughter, Abigail is 12 and in the 7th grade and our son, Aaron is 5 and in Kindergarten. Since moving to Colorado, I have to check Lamar Democrat online from time to time to see the latest news.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss and pray God will give you strength and peace that passes all understanding during this difficult time.
You are in our thoughts and prayer.
Tak care,
Joe and Karen
#10 Liberal, MoDani Fast Morrow 2008-10-01 19:28
Sorry for your loss. You are all in my thought and prayers.Take care.
#9 unknown 2008-09-29 18:39
we love you and will miss John
#8 Liberal, MoDani Fast Morrow 2008-09-29 10:02
Sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayer. Take care, Dani
#7 Houston, TXPam Johnston Eckhardt 2008-09-28 17:15
My deepest sympathy to all of the family.

#6 Liberal,MoDani Fast Morrow 2008-09-27 18:25
sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
#5 Liberal, MoDani Fast Morrow 2008-09-27 11:16
Sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts. Take care.
#4 Liberal, MoDani Fast Morrow 2008-09-27 09:35
You all are in my thoughts at this time.
John was a good man. Take care.
#3 Midland, TXThomas L. & Mary Ann Harman 2008-09-27 08:09
To Aunt Mary and the entire Phipps Family,

Mary Ann and I extend our deepest sympathy to you all for your loss. We wish we could be there to help honor a man we both hold in high respect and admiration.


Tom & Mary Ann
#2 Henderson, KentuckyChuck Smith 2008-09-27 07:43
I'm sorry that we could not be there to share in the loss of John Howard. You are in our thoughts and know that John is in a better place.

Chuck, Krystal, Chase & Brandon Smith

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