Paul Vincent Phelps

Paul Vincent Phelps , age 51, Lawrence, Kansas, was called home by the Lord on July 4th, 2012.

Paul was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 31, 1961, to Barbara Helen Phelps and Glen Riley Phelps.

Paul graduated from Shawnee Heights High School, attended Emerson College, and received a BA English Creative Writing BA in Theatre from Washburn University.

He went on to enjoy a long career in manufacturing sales.

Paul enjoyed community service, served on PTA, Site Council, steering committees, loved his role as coach, and worked to give back to family, friends and community at every opportunity presented.

Paul married Christina in 1993 and enjoyed being a father to his daughter, Harley, and his son, Mason.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Christina Phelps; daughter, Harley Phelps; Son, Mason Phelps; Mother Barbara Phelps; Step Father Lynn McClelland; Sister, Rebecca Phelps; Brother, John Phelps; Sister, Jennifer (Phelps) Ishee; 3 Nieces, 4 Nephews.

The family will receive visitation at Rumsey Yost Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass.

Paul had an amazing zest for life, a tremendous sense of humor and always made time for his family, friends, and community.

In lieu of flowers, please assist the Phelps family with overwhelming medical expenses, and scholarship fund for Paul’s two children. Go to to find out how to make your contributions.

Messages & Condolences

From Felicia And Gabby...

With Sympathy in the loss of a Son, Brother,Husband and a Dad.May you see God in the faces of friends, hear Him in their voices feel Him in the touch of their hands.May you be Comforted and take heart that we will see your Love one again.Please know our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Family,
Felicia And Gabby,

From Chris Wiles...

Dear Chris, unlike many others that have had the opportunity of knowing Paul for many, many more years than myself, I nevertheless felt moved to scribe a few words on my behalf.

I met Paul for the first time when I attended the class of 79’s 30th re-union in October of 2009 and immediately after I was introduced to him I felt like I had known him for many years. His personality was full of life, full of exuberance, full of wit. To hear and learn that two years and nine months later that his light had been extinguished due to health reasons caused me to realize the fragility of life itself. I’m reminded of a passage in Psalm 90 and verse 12 where is says “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” This refers especially to the ability to make the most of one’s days, since they are so few. The heart of wisdom would enable the faithful to live by the right priorities.

From here on in you have the full responsibility of making the most of the days available to you for your children Harley and Mason with whom Paul has had the joy of sharing his heart with, I will endeavor to be ever mindful of sustaining you and your family in prayer during this time of grief due this loss of life but encourage you to celebrate the days hidden in your hearts that were part of those days that were numbered.

With profound sympathy and condolences being extended from across the Atlantic.

Sincerely, Chris Wiles.

From Crystal (Hodges) Stoneman...

My condolences to the Phelps family during this difficult time! You are all in my prayers. Rebecca, please email me when you can. I miss you! I’m so sorry for your loss.


From Fales Family...

Chris, Harley and Mason,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Know that Paul lived a good and happy life. Cherish the memories!!

Michelle, Leon and Adam Fales

From Kofi Boye-Doe...

Boye-Doe family says the Good Lord will take care of Christina and the children. He is faithful. Amen.

From Larry Guenther...

Sorry Chrissy for your loss. Use your friends (backboard) for help. Let me know if I can help any.

From The Brassard Family...

We are so sorry for your loss! Though we never met Paul, we have met his children Harley and Mason. In our minds, children are a reflection of their parents. Harley and Mason are two of the most pleasant children we have ever met! They are kind, considerate and funny! We know that their Dad Paul and their Mom Christina must also be kind, considerate and funny which are qualities that their children will carry on.
There are never words to say in such a sad situation but to Paul’s family, please know that he was much loved in Kansas as well as Massachusetts and I’m sure in other areas as well! His children love him dearly and will always have his words of wisdom and humor to guide them through life!
We cannot be there to support you all through this terribly tough time but we are thinking of all of you!
Please accept our sincerest condolences in this very tough time!
Linda, Ken and Jimmy Brassard

From Scott Overfield...

Sad to hear about the passing of Paul. It was hard to find him without a smile on his face or a funny story to tell. My deepest condolences to Christina and Harley, we need more people like Paul in this world.

From Jill Flory...

We are so sorry for your loss, Paul will be greatly missed, his love for life was so infectious! Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lance, Jill, Austin and Mason Flory

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