Fern L. (Hayes) Phipps, 92, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Kansas Christian Home. She was born September 3, 1923 in Mansfield, Missouri to Lee and Amanda (Deatherage) Hayes. She moved with her family to Kansas in early 1926, living much of her early life in or near Whitewater until 1964 when she moved to Newton where she lived until her death.
She was married to Harold D. Phipps on September 18, 1944 in Perry, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include one son, James Phipps (Vicki) of Oak Hills, California; two daughters, Rita Sadowski (Allen) of Grantville, Kansas, and Robin Pinkerton (Jay) of Newton. Other survivors include one very close niece, Janet Brittain (Byron) of Newton; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; 6 step-grandchildren and 13 great step-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom she loved dearly.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday evening at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas on Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m.
Memorials are suggested to Victory in the Valley or Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.