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Nina E. (Walker) Phillips, 1913-1994

Ad-Express/Iowegian - 31 May 1994
  Nina E. Phillips, 81, of Centerville died Friday, May 27, 1994, in a car accident.
  She was born April 6, 1913, in Numa, the daughter of Monroe and Ethel (McCoy) Walker.
  She married Oren Phillips in Kemmerer, Wyo., Nov. 19, 1932. He preceded her in death Aug. 15, 1993.
  Survivors include three brothers, Raymond of Centerville, Cecil of Albuquerque, N.M., and Marion of Norco, Calif.; and other relatives.
  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Loyd and Victor Walker.
  She was a homemaker.
  A joint service with Alexander Warnick will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Lange Funeral Home with the Revs. John Lewis and Walter King officiating. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
  A memorial has been established to the Gospel Chapel and may be left at the funeral home.
Centerville Iowegian - 15 March 1968
  Judge Edward P. Powers today granted a divorce to Oren E. Phillips vs. Nina E. Phillipson the grounds of willful desertion. There were no children. The couple married Nov. 30, 1932 in Kemmerer, Wyo. 
Gravestone in the Jerome Cemetery for
Oren E. Phillips and Nina E. (Walker) Phillips
[Block 13, Lot 8]
Ad-Express/Iowegian - 31 May 1994
3 dead after wreck Friday
  Three persons have died as the result of a two-car collision north of Centerville Friday afternoon, and a 15-year-old girl remains hospitalized in Des Moines.
  Jacob K. Phillips, 88, of rural Appanoose County, and Nina E. Phillips, 81, of Centerville were killed when the cars they were driving collded on the northbound shoulder of Highway 5 about 3.5 miles north of Centerville at about 4:35 p.m. Friday, according to the Appanoose County Sheriff's Office. The 1983 Ford LTD driven by Jacob Phillips was northbound; the 1944 Oldsmobile Cutless driven by Nine Phillips was southbound.
  Alexander Warnick, 1, of rural Moravia, a back seat passenger in the Nina Phillips' vehicle, sustained multiple injuries and ws transported by air ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines where he was pronounced dead at 11:55 a.m. Sunday.  
  Warnick's mother, Valerie White, 15, of rural Moravia was a front seat passenger in the Nina Phillips' vehicle and ws also injured. She was taken to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Centerville and then transported by air ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. On Monday, she was listed in critical condition with multiple injuries in the Des Moines hospital's pediatric intensive  care unit.
  The Centerville Fire Department's jaws of life was used to extricate both Phillips from their vehicles.
  Nena Phillips was wearing a lap and shoulder seat belt, and air bag was deployed on impact, the Appanoose County Sheriff's Office said. Neither Jacob Phillips nor Valerie White were found wearing any restraints. White's son ws found secured in a child restraint device in the back, the sheriff's office sdded. Both vehicles were totaled and received extensive front end damage.
  Authorities determined that the two Phillips drivers of the vehicles were no related to each other.
  A seven-mile strip of Highway 5 was closed for more than an hour as a result of the accident. Traffic was rerouted by the sheriff's office, Iowa State Patrol and Department of Natural Resources.
  Nine persons have now been killed in the past five years in multiple-fatality accidents within a half-mile of Friday's crash.
  A 71-year-old Centerville woman, two 18-year-old men from Exline and Cincinnati, and a 17-year-old woman from Kirksville, Mo., were killed in a two-car collision in July 1989.
  In January 1990, a 50-year-old Centerville woman and her 3-year-old grandson died in a two-car crash.
  Obituaries for Jacob Phillips, Nina Phillips and Alexander Warnick are on Page 2.

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