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Loretha J. Phillips


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Loretha J. Phillips

Des Moines - Loretha Joyce (Larson) Phillips, 97, passed away peacefully January 5, 2019 at Calvin Community in Des Moines.

Loretha was born Jan. 21, 1921 in Jewell, IA to Theodore and Gertrude (Kalseim) Larson. She married Walter Phillips in Story City, Iowa on November 8, 1947 and they enjoyed 62 years together until his death. She was a longtime member of Central and Capitol Hill Lutheran Churches. Loretha enjoyed being active through her church circles, women's groups, and committees. She loved traveling with her husband in the U. S. and abroad. They loved their family and friends above all and treasured time spent with them.

She is survived by her children, Glenn Phillips and Lois Phillips Parker; grandchildren, Mary Sloan, Christian Parker, and Kalsa Parker Browning (James); great-grandchildren, Gabe Worzala, Oliver Sloan and Evan Sloan; daughter-in-law, Terrie Phillips; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends. Loretha was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Phillips; son, Gene Phillips; son-in-law, David Parker; parents; brother, Wayne Larson; and other family members.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 9, at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 10, at Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines Street, Des Moines. Burial will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be directed to Capitol Hill Lutheran Church in loving memory of Loretha. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Published in Des Moines Register from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2019
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