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Oleta Phillips

Mar 09 1912 - Feb 09 2007

Oleta W. Phillips passed away on February 9, 2007 at the age of 94. Oleta was born on March 9, 1912 in Grayson County, Texas, daughter of the late Edna (Caraway) and Lee Wallace. Oleta graduated from Leonard High School and attended Wesley College, Greenville; Trinity University, Waxahachie; and graduated from the University of North Texas, Denton. Oleta taught school for 37 years; 4 years in Fannin County, 1 year in Prosper and 32 years in Celina. She married Volney D. Phillips on June 7, 1942 and after 30 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on June 1, 1972. Also preceding her in death were her brother, E. M. Wallace, nephew, Joe P. Wallace and her sister-in-law, Ernestine Wallace, all of Waxahachie. Oleta is survived by a multitude of friends who loved her and will cherish her memory. She was a wonderful person who enjoyed everyone and never said a harmful word about anyone. Funeral Services will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Celina on February 11, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Ron Hathcoat officiating. Interment will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2007 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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