Judith "Judy" E. Phillips, age 72, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, at The Midland Care Hospice Facility in Topeka Kansas.
Judy was born February 7, 1941, in Vienna, Mo a daughter to the late Aurther Mathes and Naomi Mathes. She was raised by Naomi and Wilber "Web" Matthews whom she always considered her dad.
Judy graduated from Belle High School in 1959.
On December 21, 1958 Judy was united in marriage to Sheridan Neil Phillips in Belle at the First Baptist Church. He preceded her in death on May 16, 2008.
Judy was a homemaker. She enjoyed home decorating as well as her flower gardening, puzzles, and spending time with family and friends. Judy loved being around people and missed it greatly in later life when she wasn't able to.
Judy was of the Baptist faith and her father was a Baptist preacher.
Judy is survived by: two sons, Mike Phillips of Jefferson City, Greg Phillips of Kansas City, ; two daughters, Kathy Hutchenson of Holts Summit, and Becky Connor and her husband Marty of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Alison, Jacob, Nathaniel, Kiya, Neil, and Bailey; five great-grandchildren, Issabella, Angelina, Gabriel, Addison, and Avery; one brother Patrick Mathes one brother-in-law, Jim Phillips; one half sister, Peggy and one half-brother Jack as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends,
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Belle with Bro. Jimmy Bickell officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of Judy.