Funeral services for Lillian Miram Phelps, 91, Pacific, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Phelps died at 7:15 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Meramec Bluff Nursing Home, Ballwin, Missouri.
She was born September 19, 1923, at West Plains, Missouri, to Phillip Riley and Ola Hudlow Riley. She began her teaching career at the age of seventeen at Vienna School, near West Plains, Missouri. Lillian earned a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Missouri State University and a master’s degree from Peabody Teachers College, Memphis, Tennessee (now known as Vanderbilt College). She was a member of Business and Professional Women’s Club of St. Louis, National Teachers Organization, National Art Association, Lioness Club, Eastern Star, St. Louis Art Museum and Red Hat Ladies. Lillian enjoyed traveling and visiting all of the major art museums. She was a Christian.
She is survived by her son, Larry Anderson, wife, Jean, Pacific, Missouri; two grandchildren, Erica Anderson and Scott Anderson and one great-granddaughter, Annabella Guidorzi.
Her parents, husband, Phillip S. Phelps and one brother, Cecil Riley, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 until service time of 2:00 p.m. Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to any charity of choice and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.