In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Mound Cemetery and left at the funeral home.
Mary Ann Phipps, age 69, of Stockton, Missouri, passed away May 19, 2011, at Community Springs Healthcare in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. She was born August 31, 1941, in Project City, California, to Ilie and Mary (Summers) Rice.
Mary Ann graduated high school at Stockton, MO in 1959 and married Stanley Harris Phipps on August 21, 1959. To this union three children were born: Dee Ann, Francis, and Jeff.
Mary Ann worked for many years at the International Shoe Company until it closed and then worked at 3M in Nevada for fifteen years, retiring in 2000.
She was a hard worker, loved her family and family gatherings. She enjoyed the time she spent with her gambling girls. When she was younger activities included swimming and fishing for blue gill. In later years, she enjoyed spending time reading and collecting pigs. To her, her greatest accomplishment was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Mary Ann will be remembered for her compassion and love and as the rock, the care-giver for everyone that needed her.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Stanley, an older brother Lynn, and her beloved dog Rocky.
Mary Ann is survived by two daughters: Dee Ann Pinkman and husband Rick of Clinton, MO, and Francis McCullick and husband Bob of El Dorado Springs, MO; one son, Jeff Phipps and wife Kathy of Ozark, MO; six grandchildren: Ryan Stewart and husband Brian, Bret McFarlin and husband Seth, Jason McCullick, Jesse McCullick, Kyle Phipps, and Payton Phipps; one great-grandchild, Morgan Stewart; one sister, Delores Cary; and other family and friends.
The family received friends at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 6-7 p.m. Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Interment followed in Mound Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jason McCullick, Jesse McCullick, Bob McCullick, Kyle Phipps, Seth McFarlin, and Brian Stewart.