Lola Phillips

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JESUP – Lola G. Phillips, 88, of Independence and formerly of Jesup, died Monday, Jan. 10, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.
Lola was born on July 29, 1922, in Garrison, the daughter of Ezra and Ora (Baum) Reiss. She was a 1939 graduate of the Vinton High School, Vinton, and was united in marriage to D. Edwin Phillips on Aug. 25, 1939, in the Little Brown Church, Nashua. The couple farmed in the Jesup area. Lola was employed as a cook with the Jesup Community Schools from 1962 thru 1990. She also did catering for meals on wheels, the Lions Club, and many weddings, and funerals in the Jesup area. She was active with the Girl Scouts and in the First United Methodist Church, Jesup.
She is survived by two daughters: Dorothy (Judd) Decker, Independence, and Kaye Reil, Jesup; 11 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three brothers: Leland, Francis, and Calvin Reiss.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Jesup, with Rev. Vickie Reece officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory, Independence, and from 9 a.m. until services Friday at the church.
For more information or to leave an on-line condolence please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 11 to Jan. 14, 2011