Georgeanna R. Phelps, 78, of Homosassa, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at her home. A native of St. Petersburg, she was born March 3, 1935, to Lawrence and Geraldine (Ash) Michael, one of two children. In her working life, she served as a lab technician in several physician's offices and moved here in 1969 from Clearwater. Mrs. Phelps was a founding member of Springbusters, and along with many volunteers and members of her family, was directly responsible for the opening of the Bluebird Springs in Homosassa. Georgeanna was also a founding member of WeCare Food Pantry as well as a member of the Homosassa Civic Club and the Southwest Citrus Democrat Club.
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Mrs. Phelps is survived by her four children, Christian "Fred" Lutz (Lori), Perry, Dawn Smith (Lynn), Omaha, Neb., Robert "Ed" Phelps Jr. (Nicole), Homosassa and Taylor Phelps (Pam), Homosassa; sister, Virginia Jackson, Brooksville; cousin, Craig Marlett, Crystal River; grandchildren, Stephanie, Steven, Sharisse, Tarin, Travis, Nicole, Devin, Lee, Sawyer, Amanda, Logan and Cheyenne; and great-grandchildren, Summer, Shawna, Alexis, Madisyn, Brayden, Christian, MacKenzie and Austin. Georgeanna was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Robert E. Lee Phelps Sr., Oct. 13, 2005.
Funeral Services will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa. Interment will follow at Galilee Cemetery in Chiefland at 3 p.m. Friends will be received from 10:30 until time of service at Wilder Funeral Home. www.wilderfuneral.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 15, 2013