Former Astoria Woman Dies

Mrs. Frank Phipps, Springfield, Died Thursday Following Major Operation

Mrs. Georgia Etta Phipps, of Springfield, died Thursday in the St. John’s hospital in that city, following a major operation. Pneumonia developed, which was the immediate cause of her death. She was only ill a very short time.

Mrs. Phipps was born in Beardstown, Nov. 18, 1883, the daughter of W. H. and Columbia Baker. She resided a number of years in Astoria with her parents and has visited relatives here on numerous occasions. She was united in marriage to Frank Phipps, February 22, 1906 in Lewistown. To this union one child was born, a daughter, Miss Frances Marian, at home. Mr. Phipps passed away April 22, 1942.

Mrs. Phipps was a graduate of the Astoria school. There were nine pupils in the class. She was the first to be taken in death. She was a member of the First Methodist church in Springfield, and was active in all church activities, also a member of King’s Daughters.

Besides her daughter, she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. George Green, Mrs. Daniel Burrell, both of Astoria, and Mrs. Von Baker of San Bernardino, Calif., and a half brother, Charles Lee of Dixon, Calif.

The body was brought to Astoria Monday for burial. It was taken direct to the Methodist church where services were held at 1:30 o’clock, conducted by Dr. Grunenon, pastor of the Methodist church in Springfield, of which she was a member, assisted by Rev. H. Sheldon Pattison. Interment was made in the family lot in the Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 2/10/1943

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