Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Godwin celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on December 23rd with a holiday weekend of festivities with their family. Phil and Phoebe were married in the Wesley Hospit al Chapel, Wichita, Kansas on December 23, 1951. They were the second couple to be married in this beautiful new chapel. Phoebe had just completed her RN degree that September from Wesley Hospital School of Nursing in Wichita. Phil was a first-year student at the Univ of KS School of Medicine, which was taught on the Lawrence campus at that time.
The couple is blessed with three children, their spouses, and grandchildren: Greg (Nora) of Keokuk, Iowa and their son Trent; Amy (Mark) Wulfemeyer of Leawood, KS and their daughter Lily; and Andrew (Cecilia) Godwin of Leawood, KS and their daughter Eryn.
Phil and Phoebe have been residents of Lawrence, KS since May of 1956. Phil began his medical practice with Drs. Jones, Manahan and Mitchell and continued practicing with several other medical groups until his retirement in May of 1999. Both Phil and Phoebe have been actively involved with numerous organizations in the Lawrence community and have enjoyed traveling the world together.