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Keulan R Phillips

May 24, 2022

Keulan R Phillips

May 24, 2022

Obituary

Keulan R Phillips, 90, rode in his chariot to heaven on May 24, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born at home on an oil lease in Greenwood County, Kansas and raised in Lamont, Kansas. He and his wife of 66 years, Alberta Mauer Phillips (from Gridley Kansas), moved to Arizona in 2017 to be near children and grandchildren. Keulan was a popular athlete and graduate of Lamont High School and earned his college degree at Emporia State University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army upon graduation and served in what he liked to call the "Remington Army '' because he entered just as the Korean War was ending and worked in Army offices due to his college degree in business. (He also typed really well!) When he returned home to Kansas, he worked in the oil field and then went on to become a salesman for Reed Roller Bit Company. His career caused him to move his family several times as he gained new sales areas and began to manage multiple salespeople. It also allowed him to travel to faraway places, like Sweden and South Africa. However, no matter where he traveled or moved, he always brought his family back to Kansas twice every year, for Christmas and summer vacation. He then eventually built his "retirement" home in Eureka, Kansas because it was important to him to return to Greenwood County.

He is survived by his three daughters, Christie Enzinna (Jeff) of Richmond, Texas, Connie Phillips-Eary (Randy) of Phoenix and Terrie Phillips (Janice) also of Phoenix. He is survived by three grandchildren: Jacob and Drew Eary (sons of Connie) and Ashton Enzinna, his "favorite granddaughter" (daughter of Christie). He is predeceased by his wife, Alberta Mauer Phillips. Their favorite song summarized their life as they "traveled along, singing a song, side by side." It seems therefore fitting that a memorial service and interment will be held in Kansas for both Keulan and Bert Phillips at a date to be determined in the future. Keulan was a man of great faith, and a true prayer warrior who loved to serve his church.

Memorial donations may be made to Jefferson Street Baptist Church, 300 S Jefferson St, Eureka, KS 67045.

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