Margaret “Peg” Redpath Phelps

Memorial services for Margaret “Peg” Redpath Phelps, 89. Prairie Village, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Mt. Muncie Cemetery in Leavenworth.

Mrs. Phelps died Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011, at Brighton Gardens in Prairie Village.

She was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Helen and Cargill Redpath. She graduated from Paseo High School in 1938 and later attended Grinnell College for one year. In 1942, she joined the United States Navy, and served in the WAVES as a lieutenant until discharged in 1945. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 1968.

Mrs. Phelps worked for the United States Department of Agriculture. She also served as a volunteer for her church, PTA, scouting, and as a cook and driver for Meals on Wheels. She was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. The family praises God for her life, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

She married the love of her life, Donald O. Phelps on June 24, 1945. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1999.

Survivors include her four children, April Baughman and husband Larry, Olathe, David Phelps and wife Karen, Lawrence, Jane Dimmel and husband Drew, Overland Park, and Chris Phelps and wife Jane, Lawrence; a sister, Pat Young; ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Plymouth Congregational Church, or The Salvation Army, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Sylvia Winklmeier Black...

Dear Family,

I remember coming to Broken Arrow school not knowing anyone. I was scared,lonely and frightened. Your Mom made me feel special. She took the time to have other kids show me around. I remember her asking a cute boy to show me around because I was new.I remember her whispering in his ear”if you were new here,would’nt you want a pretty girl showing you around?” It was a great 1st day! She told me once she taught 3rd grade for only 1 year . Too bad, she was great at it!!
I remember she didn’t know a stranger and invited me into her house often. I loved visiting your mom at the Parkhill House.I have very fond memories,Thank You Mrs Phelps.


Sylvia Winklmeier Black

From Kathleen Schweitzberger...

Jane, I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. The most recent memory of her was her always out walking the dog in the neighborhood before you sold the house on Park Hill. But I have many wonderful memories of her and your entire family. I loved having you all just up and over the hill from us. Remember when I and a few rogue Girl Scouts took an unauthorized walk around Lone Star and your mother was not pleased. But as others have remarked, I will always remember her smile – and yes, indeed, you are fortunate to have that same smile. My sympathy to you and your siblings.
–Kathleen aka Kathy

From Debra Davies...

Dearest Janie,
My condolences to you and your family.
You know your Mother was dear to me. The best slumber parties were always at your house – and they were the best because of your Mom.
You have always reminded me of Peg. If I closed my eyes, sometimes I couldn’t guess which of you was speaking.
You are in my thoughts and prayers – and not just now – but every day.
Your friend,

From Associates In Dentistry...

We are so sorry for your loss. We hope u find peace in all the memories you shared together. Sincerely, Associates in Dentistry and staff. Dr. Charles and Claudia Kincaid

From Judy Bauer...

Dear Ones:
I was saddened to see of your mother’s death. She was a terrific person, as was your dad, and a great friend to Aunt Jessie, Aunt Thelma and to us. Though we will be unable to attend the funeral, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With deepest sympathy, Judy and Gene Bauer

From Wanda Knapp-Howard...

April, I’m so sotty about your mothers passing, she was a wonderful lady. I remember when we were in Cordley School and would go over to your house for Brownies and Girl Scouts, she was alway so kind to all of us. I hope you remember me. My prayers and
toughts are with you and your family.
Wanda Knapp Howard, old address was 1817 Alabama St.

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