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COLUMBUS, KS - Brian David Phelps, 45, of Columbus, passed away November 13, 2017, in Kansas City, Kan.
He was born January 1, 1972, in Columbus, the son of Lawrence "Bud" and Carol (Schultz) Phelps. He was a graduate of Columbus High School, Pittsburg State University and University of Kansas.
He was a loving and devoted husband and married his best friend, Michelle Norris, on July 6, 1996, in Columbus.
Brian loved traveling with his wife and dog, Kadie, riding his bicycle, going on walks, hiking in Colorado, and spending time with family and friends.
Brian was a pharmacist at Evan's Drug. He loved being able to counsel and help educate his patients in any way he could. He had a very strong faith and was a member of The First United Methodist Church, in Columbus.
Survivors include wife, Michelle Phelps, of Columbus; in-laws, Charlie and Pat Norris, of Columbus; parents, Lawrence and Carol Phelps, of Crestline; sister- and brother-in-law, Bob and Cindy Ellis, Joplin, Mo.; sister-in-law, Melanie Kalar, Columbus; and sister and brother-in-law, Carrie and Brad Larue, Chanute, Kan,; nieces and nephews, Brian and Kelly Ellis, Lindsay and Shaun Kloer, Devin and Ali Martinez, Zach, Jake, and Maggie Larue; great-nieces and nephew, Olivia, Drew, and Grace Kloer; and his Jack Russell Terrier, Kadie. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
A graveside service will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, at the Columbus City Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in the name of The Brian Phelps Memorial Foundation at Labette Bank, in Columbus. Funds will be distributed to various charities and causes at a later date.
Condolences may be left at our website www.bathnaylor.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, of Columbus.
Published on November 17, 2017
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