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.