Maxine Phillip, 97, of Alliance, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance.
Maxine was born January 4, 1918 to Claud B. and Emma (Bauer) Donovan ten miles northeast of Alliance, Nebraska in the family home.
She graduated from Alliance High School in 1935. She was baptized in the United Methodist Church in 1928 and joined the church in 1938 and was very active in church circles and the United Methodist Women.
Maxine married Jean Phillip on April 26, 1941 at the Morrill County Courthouse in Bridgeport, Nebraska. They were married over 73 years at the time of Jean's death. She lived all of her life in Alliance, except for a few months in Norman, Oklahoma and seven years in Sidney, Nebraska. She devoted herself to her husband and two children and their families. Cooking, cleaning, sewing, knitting and reading were her favorites until her eyesight failed.
Her survivors include her son, Jary (Dee) Phillip of Omaha and daughter, Judy (Larry) Mann of Alliance; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren: Jennifer (Tom) Shatel and their children, Sarah, Kate and Anna of Omaha; Alison (Kevin) Streck and their children, Olivia Sikora and Claire of Omaha; Cory (Sherry) Mann and their children, Colter and Chloe of Alliance; and Jared (Melanie) Mann and their children, Keaton and Gavin of Alliance. She is also survived by her brother in law, Robert Phillip of Hermosa, South Dakota.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters and brother, Vivian (Charles) Sherlock, Arleen (Herb) McFall and Harold (Ann) Donovan. Also preceding her in death were her in laws, Kenneth and Harriet Phillip, Leo and Zetta Phillip and Bernadine Phillip.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Alliance United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Lucas officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Following the burial, the family will welcome visitors at a luncheon at the Newberry, 402 Box Butte Avenue in Alliance. Visitation will be Thursday, July 9 from 1-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Alliance United Methodist Church; the Highland Park Care Center Memory Support Unit, 1633 Sweetwater, Alliance, Nebraska, 69301; Prairie Haven Hospice, 3701 Avenue D, Suite 2204, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 69361; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Guestbook from Bates Funeral home is below the pictures.
After luncheon at the Newberry, everyone was invited out to Cory & Sherry Mann's home.
Larry Mann and Jennifer Shatel spoke at Maxine's funeral.
|Maxine knew my Mother and myself for a long time. My prayers is with you all.|
|Judy and family, so sorry for your loss.|
Carolann Arrants Blanco
|I am sorry for your loss, Maxine was a such a good woman, she alwasy knew what her values and priorities were and lived up to them every day. I bet Jean was sure glad to see her.|
Cindy & Don Zurn
|Judy & family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Your mom was always a pleasant person to be around...Now she is with your Dad, together again. Blessings.|
|Judy, sorry to hear the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.|