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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Obituary - Deborah Jean Phillips

Deborah Jean Phillips, age 67, of Lamar, Missouri passed away August 17, 2021, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Missouri.

Deborah was born December 15, 1953 in Lamar, MO to Calvin Lee Davis and Shirley Jean Heerman. Deborah graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 1972 and received her BSN from Pittsburg State University in 1983.

Deborah worked as a registered nurse at Freeman Hospital and most recently at Nevada Regional Hospital.

Survivors include two daughters; Heather (Troy) Dunlap of Joplin, and Kelli Kluhsman of Lamar, six grandchildren; Ben (Regan) Kluhsman, Grace Dunlap, Andrew Dunlap, Abigal Kluhsman, Adam Kluhsman and Ava Kluhsman, one great-grandchild; Dawson Kluhsman, three sisters; LeAnn Smith of Lamar, Penny (John) Harmsen of Carthage and Crystal McGinnes of Nevada, Missouri.

Deborah was preceded in death by her parents and one son, William Lucas Phillips.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 20, 2021, at Iantha Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to Midwest Transplant in care of Daniel Funeral Home.