Dorothy Philips


Dorothy E. Philips, 93, of Topeka, Kan., passed away Friday, March 29, 2013.

Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS 66215, with graveside services following at Lenexa City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Plaza West Care Center Activity Fund, 1570 SW Westport Drive, Topeka, KS 66604.

Dorothy was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Norton, Kan. She lived in Garden City, Kan., from 1948 to 1967 where she was a seamstress and homemaker, and moved to Kansas City in 1967.

She was a seamstress at the Drapery Den for more than 20 years, retiring in 1991. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Kan., where she served on the Board of Deacons, Church Choir and the Community Choir at the Kansas City Kansas Community College.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morton "Dutch" Philips, in 1970; her parents, Thomas and Cora West; and four brothers. She is survived by three children, Marilyn K. Adkins of Kearney, Mo., O. Jeanne Just and husband Maurice of Americus, Kan., and Thomas M. Philips and wife Sharon of Scranton, Kan.; a sister, Muriel Christianson and husband Irvin of Durham, Kan.; five grandchildren, Tammy, Chris, Tracie, Connie and Abbie; three stepgrandsons; six great-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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