Genevieve Elizabeth (Link) Phillips, 91, went home to be with our Lord on July 11, 2017. She was born April 15, 1926 in Norborne, Mo., to Albert and Laura (Brummer) Link Sr., who preceded her in death.
Also preceding her were her husband of 44 years, Clifford W. Phillips Sr.; her son, Clifford W. Phillips Jr.; her daughter, Judith A. Vanderford; her grandson, Randle D. Phillips; son-in-law, Bill L. Gaines; two brothers, Melvin Link and Robert Link; brothers-in-law, Harry Jenkins, Donald Martin, and Frank Vandussen; and sisters-in-law, Marguerite Link and Martha Link.
She is survived by her daughter, Saundra L. Gaines of Pittsburg, Mo.; sons, Fred D. (Mary Jane) Phillips of Carrollton, Mo., Edwin L. (Cindy) Phillips of Plattsburg, Mo., and Robert E. (Ella) Phillips of Excelsior Springs, Mo; daughter-in-law, Terry (Walden) Phillips; sisters, Mary Jenkins, Dorothy VanDusen, JoAnn (Wayne) Reed, and Kathryn Martin; brother, Albert (Darlene) Link Jr.; sister-in-law, Stephine Link; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; two loving church families and many friends who will miss her.
She was a member of Rockfalls Baptist Church in Orrick, Mo., where she was lovingly known as Miss Ginny. She also attended Pomme DeTere Baptist Church in Pittsburg, Mo., where she lived for the past seven years with her daughter, Saundra.
Ginny was a housewife and loving mother. She worked for Nelly Don Fabrics in North Kansas City, the Excelsior Springs School District as a cook for many years, and Wal-Mart where she retired from at age 82. She loved to quilt, cross stitch, and embroidery. She was a member of the Hickory Co. Quilters’ Club. She loved our Lord Jesus Christ and it showed in her life and in her passing. We wish everyone could have been there. You would have seen God’s miraculous love and the grace and peace that pass all understanding that our God promised for those who believe. She will be forever in our hearts.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, July 16, 2017 at Rockfalls Baptist Church. The service will be held Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Arrangements are under the care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
How lucky all of us are to know such a beautiful person. I worked with her at Wal-mart. It was a pleasure. When Ginny was in our break room she was a happy lady and could recite a phrase from the past that would make us stop and think about it and say how right she was. She struggles no more and she will walk the streets of gold. She will be sadly missed. Love to all of the family.
Mr. and Mrs. John Beasley