Phillips Deborah



Deborah Jean Phillips, age 67, of Lamar, Missouri passed away August 17, 2021, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Missouri.
Deborah was born December 15, 1953 in Lamar, MO to Calvin Lee Davis and Shirley Jean Heerman. Deborah graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 1972 and received her BSN from Pittsburg State University in 1983.
Deborah worked as a registered nurse at Freeman Hospital and most recently at Nevada Regional Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters; Heather (Troy) Dunlap of Joplin, and Kelli Kluhsman of Lamar, six grandchildren; Ben (Regan) Kluhsman, Grace Dunlap, Andrew Dunlap, Abigal Kluhsman, Adam Kluhsman and Ava Kluhsman, one great-grandchild; Dawson Kluhsman, three sisters; LeAnn Smith of Lamar, Penny (John) Harmsen of Carthage and Crystal McGinnes of Nevada, Missouri.
Deborah was preceded in death by her parents and one son, William Lucas Phillips.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 20, 2021, at Iantha Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Daniel Funeral Home.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to Midwest Transplant in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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#11 Lamar, MoMary Collins 2021-08-29 14:51
I was shocked to hear about your
Mom and so sorry! She would visit
With me from time to time in Dollar
General. You will all be in my
#10 LamarMarlys Buckner 2021-08-28 16:04
I am so sorry to hear of this. Debbie was a great nurse my sincere condolences to the family
#9 El Do MoJodi Bond 2021-08-26 01:32
My condolences.
#8 Joplin, MoLesa Douthitt 2021-08-24 21:06
Kelli, I am lifting you up in prayer and hoping God will give you a peace during this impossibly hard time. We miss you and hope you are holding up. God Bless you and your whole family.
#7 LamarJanet Sitton 2021-08-24 16:39
our sympathy to all the family
#6 Lamar, MoConnie White 2021-08-20 23:51
Heather, I am so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed. It is always hard to lose someone like our Mothers. You will carry on with great memories of her! Just be thankful she did not suffer for a long time.
#5 LamarJanet Sitton 2021-08-20 15:28
Our sympathy to all the family.
#4 JoplinLinda J Harryman 2021-08-19 23:22
Heather, I know this has been a horrible time for you. I remember you talking about doing things with your mom and how you could always count on her. She raised a great daughter!! She is probably loving on your brother now. My most sincere condolences. Hugs my friend!!
#3 El Dorado Springs, MOPatti Olmstead 2021-08-19 21:20
So sorry for your loss. Debbie and I went to LPN school together in 1977/1978 and later both worked at NRMC as RN’s. I know she dearly loved her family and may you cherish your memories of her.
#2 RE: Deborah PhillipsNicole Vallely 2021-08-19 19:25
I was so heartbroken to hear of Debbie's death. We've worked together at NRMC and she will be greatly missed. So many thoughts and prayers for all of her family and friends.

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