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Beatrice Phipps, 87, Knifley, KY, (1927-2015)

Bea worked for Delco Electronics for 22 years. She was a member of UAW 292. She enjoyed working in her yard and home. She loved to travel to shop for flowers in town and surrounding areas. Bea was a great cook and baker. She was known for her fried chicken and peach cobbler. When she wasn’t cooking for her family, she enjoyed going out to dinner in Rossville to eat catfish. She was a member of Beulah land Church, where she was known as “Aunt Bea”. Bea was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and a very giving person. She was a native of Knifley, KY, the daughter of Ancil and Martha (Mings) Spires and the widow of Cliff Phipps.
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Beatrice Phipps, 87, of Kokomo, IN passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 8:05amET.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 3pmCT/4pmET, at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo, IN, with Pastor Dan Coomer officiating Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Kokomo, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 1pmCT/2pmET until the time of service on Thursday, also at the mortuary.


Beatrice Phipps, 87, Knifley, KY, (1927-2015)


Beatrice Phipps, 87, of Kokomo, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at the age of 87 years, seven months, and 25 days. She was born May 17, 1927 in Knifley, Kentucky to the late Ancil and Martha (Mings) Spires.

She married G. Cliff Phipps on August 3, 1947 in Oakford, IN. He preceded her in death on September 28, 2008.

Bea worked for Delco Electronics for 22 years. She was a member of UAW 292. She enjoyed working in her yard and home. She loved to travel to shop for flowers in town and surrounding areas. Bea was a great cook and baker. She was known for her fried chicken and peach cobbler. When she wasn’t cooking for her family, she enjoyed going out to dinner in Rossville to eat catfish. She was a member of Beulah land Church, where she was known as “Aunt Bea”. Bea was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and a very giving person.

Bea is survived by the following:
  • Her two sons: Michael R. (Lynn) Phipps and Jim C. (Shannon) Phipps

  • Daughter, Betty J. (Joe) Walker

  • Seven grandchildren

  • Nineteen great-grandchildren

  • Ttwo great great-grandchildren

  • Two brothers: Joe Spires, and Junior Spires, Columbia., KY

  • A sister: Imogene Giles, Columbia, KY

  • And several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Cliff; six brothers and sisters, Lillian Burton, Robert Spires, William Spires, Clifton Spires, Ivan Spires, and Frances Hancock. Special thanks go to Guardian Angel Hospice for all their wonderful care.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Beulah Land Church, 6569 North 400 West, Sharpsville, IN 46068 and in memory of Bea.

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