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Official Obituary of

Vera Mae (Wamble) Phillips

March 8, 1935 ~ March 24, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Vera Phillips Obituary

Vera Mae Phillips, 89, of Marmaduke passed away Sunday, March 24, 2024.  She was born in Stanford, Arkansas, March 8, 1935 to Herman and Lora Wamble.  Vera's early years were spent at Stanford School, where she graduated in 1953.  She married the love of her life, Berlie, in 1953.  Vera chose a path that she believed in with her whole heart: she dedicated her life to caring for her family.  She and Berlie raised four children on their family farm.  Vera's life was marked by the warmth of her kitchen.  She was known for her exceptional cooking skills, with homemade pies that were the highlight of every family gathering. Her recipes were a blend of tradition and love that she passed on to her family.  She was always available to answer any cooking questions.  Vera and Berlie were blessed with a 70-year marriage that endured the test of time.  Her wit and spirit were something to behold, no one ever ceased to laugh in her presence.    

A devout Christian woman, Vera was a long-standing member of the Union Central Church of Christ. Her faith was the cornerstone not only for her but for her husband and four children, whom she raised with love and patience.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Berlin Wamble, Gaylon Wamble, Bob Rowe, and Joe Wamble; sisters, Roberta Abbott, Lilian Howard, Bonnie June Hnatiuk, Clara Jean Harvey, and Judy Wamble; and a great-grandson, Luke Kellums.

Survivors include her husband, John Berlie Phillips; sons and daughters-in-law, Kale and Melissa Phillips, Greg and Kay Phillips; daughters and son-in-law, Kathy Carr, Kim and David Kellums; grandchildren, Lacey Sain, Amber McClain, Brandon Carr, Blake Phillips, Drew Kellums, Dustin Kellums, and Kasey Kellums; great-grandchildren, Caitlin McClain, Conner McClain, Kynzley Sain, Tanner Carr, Kalyana Sain, Khloe Phillips, Tegan Carr, Karsyn Phillips, Ben Kellums, and Kate Kellums; and one great-great-granddaughter, Maebry Sample.  

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 27, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Phillips Funeral Home.  The funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home with Tim Wooldridge officiating.  Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery.

Blake Phillips, Brandon Carr, Drew Kellums, Dustin Kellums, Conner McClain, and Tanner Carr will serve as pallbearers.  Kasey Kellums will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

If one wishes to make a lasting memorial please consider the Luke Kellums NICU Fund, http://Arcf.org/Luke.

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March 27, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
4904 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450

Funeral Service
March 27, 2024

1:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
4904 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450


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