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Wilma M. Phoenix

August 17, 2018

http://Rossville–Wilma M. Phoenix, 74, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

She was born August 17, 1944 at Gassville, AR. the daughter of Isaac James and Lula Mae  Gunsaullus Gilliland.  Wilma grew up in Arkansas and graduated from high school there.

Wilma had lived in the Emmett community many years before moving to Rossville.  She had worked for D & L Market in Emmett.

On March 31, 1967 she was united in marriage to Robert Ray Phoenix at Kansas City, MO.  He preceded her in death on October 20, 2003.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Robbie, a sister, Shirley Gayman, and her son-in-law, Brian Fiedler

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Phoenix and Mindy Fiedler both of Rossville; 2 grandchildren, T.J. and Jaycee Fiedler, Rossville; her brother, James (Darlene) Gilliland, Gassville, AR, sisters, Mary Lou Brown, Kansas City, MO, Barbara (Robert) Jamison, Holt, MO, Karen Gilliland, Kansas City, MO, Becky (Gary) Hammack, Midway, AR. and Sharon Keeter, Mountain Home, AR;

Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery near  Emmett;  Wilma will lie in state and the family will receive friends Monday, August 20, 2018 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Wilma M. Phoenix

  1. Cindy and Mindy and family,
    Wilma was truly one of a kind. She and your dad were always so good to me “back in the day” when I would come to babysit you girls. May your many memories comfort you.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Your Mom will be missed by so many. God Bless all of you.

  3. Wilma was always pleasant to be around and great to work with at ballgames. We lost touch after we both left the Emmett area. I will remember her fondly. Sorry for you loss. May she rest in peace.

  4. Wilma will be sadly missed by all that know her. She always spoke in a positive way and was a true friend to many. We know she will be received into the arms of family and friends in heaven above.Rip

  5. Wilma will be sadly missed by all of us. Never a negative word spoken by her and always a positive outlook from her. May she rest in peace for we know she will be received by open arms in thy kingdom above.

  6. Wilma will be sadly missed by all of us. Never a negative word spoken by her and always a positive outlook from her. May she rest in peace for we know she will be received by open arms in thy kingdom above.

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