Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oren E. Phillips, 1905-1993

Ad-Express/Iowegian - 17 August 1993
  Oren E. Phillips, 87, of Centerville, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1993, at the St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Centerville.
  He was born in Appanoose County, Nov. 19, 1905, the son of William E. and Etta Jane (Moore) Phillips.
  He married Nina Walker in Kemmerer, Wyo., Nov. 19, 1932. She survives.
  Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
  Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Delmer, James and Woodrow; and a sister Grace McQueen.
  He worked in the mines in Wyoming until 1947 when they moved to the Centerville area. He then farmed and worked on road construction. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1993, at the Lange Funeral Home, with John Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery. There will be a visitation Tuesday evening from 7 to 8.
  A memorial has been established to the American Lung Association or the Gospel Chapel Church 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 of Oren E. and Nina E. (Walker) Phillips
in the Jerome Cemetery [Block 13, Lot 8)

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