Joyce Fern Phillips
Joyce Fern (Bumgarner) Phillips, age 84, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. She was born July 14, 1932, in La Russell, Missouri, the daughter of Roy and Della Mae (Creviston) Bumgarner.
Joyce was the owner and bookkeeper of Safeway Murray Termite Corporation in Monrovia, California, retiring in 1998. Her hobbies were quilting, painting and making porcelain dolls.
She married Joseph Frederick Phillips on April 3, 1952, in Reno, Nevada. He preceded her in death on September 1, 2008.
Joyce is survived by her three daughters, Theresa (Teri) George and her husband, Gerald, and Nancy J. Phillips, both of Mt. Vernon and Leisa Berry, of Humansville, Missouri; two sisters, Ferol Herod and her husband, Dainnie, of Mt. Vernon and Evelyn Reed, of Springfield; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Della; husband, Joseph; brother, James Bumgarner and sister, Mildred Linder.
Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with services following at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017. She will be laid to rest at a private service at the Greenlawn North Cemetery in Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Living Water Fellowship Building Fund in Mt. Vernon, in care of the funeral home.
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1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017