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Lynette I. Phillips

December 10, 1950 — January 16, 2024

Coffeyville, Kansas

Lynette I. Phillips

Lynette I. Phillips, age 73 passed away on January 16, 2024, at St. John’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma, surrounded by her family.

Lynette was born on December 10, 1950, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Roy and Mavis (Mayfield) Thomason. Lynette was one of the terrific trio of girls born to Roy and Mavis. She attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley and Coffeyville Community College.

Lynette’s mother worked at CRMC and introduced her to a handsome young man by the name of Arthur Phillips. Their introduction was love at first sight and after two weeks of courtship they were engaged and soon after married on August 26, 1972, having celebrated 51 years of marriage. Of their union two children were born, Steve and Ann.

Lynette worked for Montgomery County District Court as the District Court where she retired.

To say that Art had the best wife or for Steve or Ann to say they had the best mother ever was an understatement. She was their number one cheerleader, family travel agent planning the family must have yearly vacation, traveling all over the Unted States, she attended every school and sporting event, she always made sure that Thanksgiving and Christmas were memorable. She loved doing things for others and giving gifts and frequenting the Casino. When the grandchildren started arriving her heart was overjoyed. Lynette was such a wonderful “Gare” (grandma) she loved her grandchildren with every ounce of her being. Like when their parents were young, she never missed a school or sporting event. “Gare” became a grandma to many of her grandchildren’s friends, she was just that way always willing love a little more. A little-known fact about Lynette was that she really was not an outdoor person unless her family had an outdoor sporting event. She had a love-hate relationship with water, bugs, and nature in general. She loved it when it involved her family but otherwise it was not for her.

Art’s love of baseball and the Chiago Cubs was contagious, Lynette became a bigger fan than he was, she always knew when and what time the game was to be on tv. She also had a love for Elvis and Scott Bakula.  Elvis’ music never became old to her and if Scott Bakula starred in a movie or tv show she was sure to watch it.

A perfect day for Lynette would be for her family to all be gathered and simply enjoy each other’s company or vacationing together. Family gatherings and vacations will forever look a little different for her husband Art of the home, children Ann and husband Damon Rooks, Steve Phillips and wife Casey, grandchildren Sydney, Cooper and Ava Rooks, Merrick, Lydia, Marley, and Dax Phillips, and brother-in-law Jack Pursley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two sisters Janet Pursley and Jane “Sissy” Fritz, and granddaughter Logan Phillips.

Friends may sign the register on Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 10am to 5pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Services honoring the life Lynette will be held at 1pm on Friday, January 26, 2024, she will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery beside her granddaughter Logan. The family request memorial contributions to be made payable to the American Cancer Society and may be left in care of the chapel. To leave an online message of condolence or share a memory visit    

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