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Marie E. Phipps 81, a longtime resident of Morris, died on Tuesday, January 07, 2003 in Okmulgee. She was born on May 23, 1921 in Morris, Oklahoma to Orvil and Ruby Jane (Keeth) Edson. She graduated from Morris High School and attended Okmulgee Jr. College. She was a homemaker and active with the Morris Senior Citizen programs. Her parents and husband Lloyd Phipps Edward Phipps preceded her in death.

Survivors include three daughters Bettie Robertson of Morris, Linda Rodman of Mannford, Ok. And Melody Gulley of Henryetta, one son James (Pete) Phipps of Ponca City, Ok., six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 9, 2003 at 1 pm at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bill Furnace will officiate. Burial will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday 1-8 pm. McClendon-Winters Funeral Home is in charge of arraignments. The family suggests memorials be made in her name to the Morris Senior Citizen Center.