Margaret Redpath Phelps 1921 - 2011 Prairie Village
Memorial services for Margaret “Peg” Redpath Phelps, 89, Prairie Village, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Mount Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth.
Mrs. Phelps died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Brighton Gardens in Prairie Village.
She was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Helen and Cargill Redpath.
She graduated from Paseo High School in 1938 and later attended Grinnell College for a year. In 1942, she joined the U.S. Navy and served in the WAVES as a lieutenant until she was discharged in 1945. She graduated from Kansas University in 1968.
Mrs. Phelps worked for the United States Department of Agriculture. She volunteered for her church, PTA, scouting and as a cook and driver for Meals on Wheels.
She married Donald O. Phelps on June 24, 1945. He preceded her in death Feb. 11, 1999.
Survivors include her four children, April Baughman and husband Larry, Olathe, David Phelps and wife Karen, Lawrence, Jane Dimmel and husband Drew, Overland Park, and Chris Phelps and wife Jane, Lawrence; a sister, Pat Young; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials to Plymouth Congregational Church, or to The Salvation Army, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.