E. 'Jeanie'  Phillips
Edna Jean Hinnant was born November 21, 1926 to Caro and William B. Hinnant near Pikeville, NC, in Wayne County. Jeanie had three brothers and two sisters - all are deceased except for a sister-in-law living in Goldsboro, NC. She attended Nahunta grade school and Pikeville High School.
Following graduation, Jeanie and her sister, Letha, went to Washington D.C. and acquired jobs with the Civil Service. She had a job as a clerk typist in the Finance Department, a branch of the Pentagon, typing checks for shipping war supplies for the Railroad Company. That was the first time she used an electric typewriter.
After a few months, she returned home to attend Carolina Beauty College, in Raleigh, NC. She became a licensed beautician working in Goldsboro.
Jeanie met her future husband, Francis E. Phillips, while in Raleigh. He was from Cincinnati, OH, and was stationed in the United States Army at Ft. Bragg, NC. They were married after he returned home from service in World War II.
They had six children. They lived in several states during their married life and later retired in Joplin, MO in 1985.
A homemaker, she and her husband were happily married for over 67 years. He preceded her in death on August 16, 2013. Jeanie continued to live at College View Manor and enjoyed her friends and staff until her death.
Jeanie was a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1969, where she was active with the Sarah Circle group. Jeanie was a member of the Woman's Club at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club and the former Welcome Club of Joplin.
Jeanie enjoyed visiting and having fun with her children; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She loved church. her Lord, photos, living in College View Manor, reading, recipes, all kinds of music, playing cards with friends and life in general.
Jeanie is survived by Gale and Linda Yarrow, of Montgomery, TX, Tom and Mary Shrum, of Huntsville, AR, Janet Shambro and friend, Gary Swift, of Granite City, IL, Craig and Peggy Noble, of St. Louis, MO, Brian and Lauren Phillips, of Tuxedo Park, NY, Jonny and Sandra Patterson, of Fredericktown, MO; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was proud of all in her family and loved them dearly.
Services are planned for Thursday at 11 a.m. at Parker Mortuary. Interment will follow at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until service time at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Preschool Program, in care of Parker Mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on November 10, 2019


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Rebecca Disney
Nov 12, 2019
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