Isabelle L. Phillips, age 90, a resident of Pensacola, FL, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Isabelle was born in Danville, PA on September 8, 1927 to Charles and Mae Litterer. She married Aubrey Phillips of Sugar Creek, MO in January 1947 while he was in the Navy and stationed at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. They lived mostly in the state of Missouri, moving between Clinton and the Kansas City area as her husband's job with KCP&L demanded.
Upon Aubrey's retirement in 1990, they moved back to Pensacola where they had fallen in love. Isabelle and Aubrey made various missionary trips together before Aubrey passed away in 1995. Isabelle continued as a missionary in Africa until she retired, when she decided to take up residence at Azalea Trace in Pensacola Florida.
Isabelle was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband Aubrey, and youngest son Daniel Phillips as well as her sister June Green of CA.
She is survived by her daughter Dr. Loretta Ollison, son Charles L. Phillips, grandsons Raymond “Robbie” Ollison, Erich and Travis Phillips, granddaughters Sherrie Kennedy and Tina McGinnis, as well as her twelve great- grandchildren, two half-sisters, two half-brothers and many nieces and nephews.
She was loved and revered by both family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to have shared a part of her life.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Lawn Funeral Home; 2942 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Barrancas Cemetery on the Pensacola Naval Air Station immediately following a brief funeral service.
Those wanting to participate in the burial service at the Naval Air Station must meet and accompany the processional departing from the Rose Lawn Funeral Home due to new security measures at the Naval Air Station.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was devoted to her family and God's family and so it is that she leaves her earthly family to be with Him.
Andy CofasWindsor, CO
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. God bless you!
Dan and Sandy HannaBuckner, MO
Chuck, our deepest condolences for the passing of your mother.
Nancy Hodina ShermanClinton, MO
Chuck,Erich and family,Travis and family,and Tina and family.
Loss of a parent or grandparent is so painful regardless of how sick they have been, but knowing they are a christian and know our Heavenly Father is just priceless. My thoughts are with you all on this day and going forward.
Linda and family.
Linda MolzahnIndependence, MO
I'm so sorry about the loss of Isabelle. She'll be missed by so many. God promises us at Isaiah 25:8 that one day soon death will be swallowed up and done away with. Those comforting words we look forward to being fulfilled.
She will be greatly missed. I remember going to Florida to see Aub and Isabelle with my parents and sleeping in their walk in closet. I also remember going to the lodge and fishing, playing cards and eating some great food.
Debra AubuchonHeber springs, AR
Blessed peace and eternal rest.
Terri A GoinsKnoxville, TN
Loretta, we know where she is, and have a good idea what she's doing and Who she's with, but goodbye for now is hard. We're praying for your peace and comfort, along with your family. She raised children strong in the Lord who make a difference for the Kingdom. What a legacy. God bless you all.
Kathy WeddleINDEPENDENCE, MO