About Petersen's

We're caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions.

We're located on Main Street in Newton, Kansas. We invite you to stop by to browse our facilities, and discuss your pre-planning needs at any time!

Fern L. Phipps

August 24, 2016

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.





Print this obituary

7 thoughts on “Fern L. Phipps

  1. It was an honor to become acquainted with Fern and to have her present for the Spiritual Blessings I share with residents each week. We will miss her and our caring thoughts are with you, her family.

  2. I really enjoyed getting to know Fern and hearing her stories. Thanks for giving me a chance to care for her. She will be missed.

  3. Fern was such a kind and caring neighbor when we lived in Newton. She was a woman of great faith. She once told me that she always brushed her hair and put on lipstick before her husband picked her up from work. She loved her husband and family!

  4. Fern, was a lovely lady. She used to write me, such lovely letters. I sure missed that, when she got sick. We always looked forward to their visits, when they came to Mo. She was one, of my favorite cousins. Thanks Robin, for checking on her so often. Janet, I know you will miss her too. She was almost like a Mother to you. Prayers and hugs
    Love all of you, Mary

  5. Fern was such a sweet lady. My mother was once in the room right next to Fern at KCH. I always enjoyed seeing Fern. She always had such a warm smile. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *