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Virginia R. Phillips
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Glenn
© Alva Review-Courier
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

© Alva Review-Courier

September 22, 1928 - December 5, 2020

Graveside services for Virginia R. Phillips will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery southwest of Aline under the direction of Wentworth Mortuary, LLC.

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Graveside services for Virginia Phillips will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery southwest of Aline with Rev. Polly Young officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Wentworth Mortuary LLC.

Masks will be required with social distancing and feel free to bring a lawn chair. The service will be livestreamed on Marshall Funeral Home Facebook page.

Virginia R. Phillips, daughter and oldest of seven children of the late Lindley and Zoa (Martin) Kirkendall, was born September 22, 1928, on her grandparents farm in Major County, and passed away December 5, 2020, at Fairview, at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 13 days.

Virginia attended eight years of school at Ruby School and then to Aline High School where she graduated in May 1946. On March 23, 1946, she was united in marriage to Freddie Calhoun. They were the parents of Tonita Sue and Douglas Laroy. Freddie served in the Navy from January 1946 until November 1947. He went to work for the City of Cherokee as an electrician. He was electrocuted in June of 1949.

Virginia, Toni and Doug lived with her grandparents for several months. On May 4, 1952, she married Clair Phillips and they lived in the Aline area and later moving west of Aline where they farmed. Clair adopted Toni and Doug in 1963. They were the parents of four more children, Jerry Don and Brenda Jo, who both died at birth, and Perry Dan (born in 1958) and Robby Scott (in 1961).

Clair, Virginia and their children were active members of Aline Christian Church. She was a member of CWF and very active in community activities. She enjoyed farming with her husband and was an accomplished seamstress. She also enjoyed embroidery.

Besides her parents and husbands, Freddie Calhoun and Clair Phillips, she was preceded in death by three children, Jerry, Brenda and Perry; three brothers, Bobby Kirkendall, Charles Kirkendall, and David Kirkendall; and one sister, Mary Spence.

She is survived by her daughter, Toni Munn of Enid; two sons, Douglas Phillips and wife Dianne of Aline, and Rob and wife Jackie of Cleo Springs; her grandchildren, Rebbecca Perez and husband Candy, Matt Phillips and wife Monica, Kelly Nech and husband Chad, Nicole Ekberg and husband Sean, Marcia Reeves and husband Curtis, and Laci Dalton and fiancÚ Aaron Rigg; great-grandchildren Brock Phillips, Taylor Phillips, Connor Dickey, Samantha Phillips, Damion Fredrick, Katlin Fredrick, Katie Reeves, Jacob Reeves, Isaac Reeves, and Elizabeth Dalton; and one great-great grandchild, Aspen Phillips. Also surviving are sisters Carolyn Dietz and husband Mickey, and Betty Garinger; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made through the mortuary to Aline Christian Church or Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

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