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Mildred A. Phipps

Female 1910 - 1982  (71 years)

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  • Name Mildred A. Phipps 
    Born 23 Jul 1910  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried Jul 1982  Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home; Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osceola, St. Joseph County, Indiana; Rev. Robert Burkhardt, Representative Of The People's Church Officiating. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Jul 1982  71 Years Old, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, St. Joseph Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I158068  My Genealogy

    Father Joseph Clinton Phipps 
    Mother Corda Ball 
    Family ID F8823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Raymond Lee Elkins,   b. 21 Mar 1895, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1961, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1930  Rockville, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Living Elkins
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • This was written by Mildred Elkins: " To answer Debbie's (probablyDebra Lynn Elkins-her granddaughter) question - Where is Grandpa?(THE SPECIAL MAN)
      Heaven was in an uproar! The re-enactment of the birth of the Son ofGod was almost an hour late in starting. But what was wrong? Therewas Mary, Joseph, and the Babe along with the Sheperds and Two WiseMen --- Two Wise Men? So, that was the trouble! Everyone knows therewere Three Wise Men.
      God had very carefully chosen two of his flock the week before toportray two of the Wise Men on this great occassion. The third mustbe as they - very wise and having beautiful thoughts.
      He peered through the window of Heaven and His eyes came to rest atlast upon this special man he was seeking. He looked up his name inthe Great Directory and saw that this man had lived a full rewardingand good life. Yes, he was the one God needed!
      Leaving all his earthly possessions behind the man walked straight andproud through the Gates of Heaven to portray a role that was much likethe one he had in his life on earth. At one o"clock he took his placeat the feet of the Prince of Peace!
      And there was perfect peace for Grandpa!" at 4:30 A.M. [transcribedfrom Mildred's original note, 14 April 2005, sljuhl]

      "OBITUARY: MRS. MILDRED ELKINS, SOUTH BEND NEWSPAPER, JULY 14, 1982.Mrs. Mildred Elkins, 71, of 19638 Dice St., died at 10:55 a.m.Wednesday in Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was retiredfrom Kmart's clerical department. She was born on June 23, 1910, inIndiana, and lived in South Bend since coming from Rockville, Indianain 1929. On June 29, 1929, in Rockville, she married Raymond Elkins,who died on December 25, 1961. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. MyraSowards of Varney, W.V.; two sons, Richard Elkins of Marysville,California, and Ronald Elkins of Niles; nine grandchildren; twostep-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs.Margaret Jones of Pontiac, Michigan, and Mrs. Verlin French of CampVerde, Arizona, and a brother, Willard Phipps of South Bend. Serviceswill be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Guisinger Colonial Chapel, with Rev.Robert Burkhardt, representative of The People's Church, officiating.Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. Friends maycall from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home."[transcribed 14 Apr 2005, sljuhl]