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Mildred (Horstman) Phillips


Posted By: Monna Tarbell (email)
Date: 10/19/2022 at 11:21:54

Mildred Horstman was born on a farm in Appanoose County, Iowa on May 17, 1912. She had only one sibling, a sister, who survived childhood. Horstman attended rural schools, working on the family farm until she married neighboring farmer Keith Phillips in 1930. Keith Phillips soon constructed a new home for their family of five and gradually increased the acreage of their farm. Their new farm house had a generator for electricity, but cooking was done on a wood stove until the 1940s when their township was electrified.
Above information is a part of an article written by Mildred's daughter, Olive Jean (Phillips) Tarbell

Mildred Evelyn Phillips of Centerville died February 21, 1992 at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Centerville.

She was born May 17, 1912, in Appanoose County to William and Eva Martin Horstman. She married Keith Phillips on June 28, 1930, in Ottumwa.

She was a homemaker and house-wife. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Missionary Circle and Douglas Duz-it Club. She was active in county and state fairs and won over 5000 blue ribbons.

She is survived by a daughter Olive Jean Tarbell of Centerville; two sons, Howard and Wendell of Centerville; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Irene Gordon and an infant, Marie.

The service was 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, the Rev. Dwayne McCracken officiating. Burial was in Haines Cemetery north of Centerville.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

Source: An unidentified newspaper clipping from the Moravia Union or the Centerville Iowegian


Appanoose Obituaries maintained by Renee L. Rimmert.
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