Delpha Margaret (Lotton) Phillips, age 103, of Vandalia, passed away at 1:29 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Mexico, Missouri.
Visitation was held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
A service was held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. Bob Hoehn officiated. Music was provided by Sharon Hoehn-pianist.
Interment took place in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Delpha Margaret (Lotton) Phillips was born on April 12, 1911 near Bellflower, Missouri, the daughter of Lucien and Margaret (Murphy) Lotton.
She married Vernon Anton Weiser in Bellflower in 1932; he preceded her in death on May 20, 1978. She married Willis Lee Phillips in Columbia in 1983; he preceded her in death on June 12, 2002.
She grew up, attended schools, and graduated from Bellflower High School in 1929. Delpha has been a Vandalia area resident since the 1940s.
She was a homemaker but had also worked outside the home.
Delpha had been a waitress, worked at Waters Furniture store, the phone company, and Weiser Drug Store.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and a founding member of the Vandalia Country Club. Delpha was active in the PTA years ago and also in the local bridge club.
She enjoyed playing bridge, working crossword puzzles, knitting/crochet, painting and porcelain, gardening, golf, and traveling.
Survivors include one son, John A. Weiser, of Vandalia; one daughter, Betty L. Blase and husband Melvin, of Columbia; one son-in-law, Robert L. Sutton, of Aurora, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Louis Blase, of Louisville, Kentucky; Ann Blase, of Columbia, Missouri; Robin Sutton, of Aurora, Illinois; Gregory Sutton, of North Aurora, Illinois; Michael Sutton, of Honolulu, Hawaii; Sean Weiser, of Shreveport, Louisiana; Gina Weiser, of Bossier City, Louisiana; and Kara Weiser Fortune, of Pickerington, Ohio; 10 great-granDchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Connie Rae Sutton; one brother, Ivan Lotton; two sisters, Abbie Hesse and Olean Barton; one grandson, Larry Blase. Memorials to the Vandalia Country Club or to the Van-Far Alumni Association.