Ruth Ann (Woodrum) Phillips


Ruth Ann (Woodrum) Phillips, age 67, of Lafayette, Louisiana, formerly of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 7:33 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.  She was born June 29, 1949, the daughter of the late Loren and Irma (Moore) Woodrum.

Ruth Ann was a 1967 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and was a lifelong resident of Mt. Vernon until she moved to Lafayette in 1981.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, David Phillips, Sr.; one son, David Phillips, II, both of Lafayette; one brother, Lee John Woodrum of Weir, Kansas; sister-in-law, Pam Adams of Mt. Vernon; brother-in-law, Rick Phillips, of Mt. Vernon and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, Loren and Irma and two brothers, Russell Lynn Woodrum and Loren Woodrum, preceded her in death.

A memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the American Cancer Society, in care of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.




  Memorial Visitation

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017

510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712

  Memorial Donations

510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

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Helen Jordan McNeal

Thinking of Ruth's family, and remembering some of our high school memories. Ruth was a good friend to me, and I will never forget her. My heart goes out to Ruth's husband, David, and her son, David. Hugs to everyone. Helen Jordan McNeal

 Posted May 16, 2017 - 4:59am
Jason, Rick Ebeling

This is one very special lady. She will be missed and those crazy letters we would get from her.

 Posted May 15, 2017 - 11:37pm

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