Eugene (Tubby)H. Phelps, 76, of Springfield, IL died at St. John’s Hospital at 10:40 a.m. on Monday, September 7, 2009. He was born on November 19, 1932 in Center, MO to Jesse and Annie Phelps. Tubby married Bertha Marshall in 1975. She preceded him in death on June 9, 2005. He is also preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Vivian Wright, Pauline Day and two brothers: Clyde and Jess (Dude) Phelps.
He is survived by six daughters: Helen (Albert) Whittaker of Hannibal, MO, Tracy (Sergio) Hildago of Beardstown, and Cathy (Charles) Akers, Ann Phelps(companion: Nite), Wanda (Donald) Warren, and Debra (Gene) Vaughn all of Springfield; one son: Dale Phelps (companion: Annie) of Springfield; 30 grandchildren; one sister: Agnes Gay of Bowling Green, MO; one brother: Kenneth (Frances) Phelps of Center, MO and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Eugene enjoyed fishing and caring for his yard and spending time with his grand kids. He had formerly worked as a coalminer in Missouri.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m., Monday, September 14, 2009 at Staab Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Brady officiating. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery.
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