Obituaries: Kevin Gene Phillips


DRAKESVILLE-Kevin Gene Phillips, 65, of Drakesville, died September 8, 2019 at his home.

He was born December 6, 1953 in Ottumwa to Raymond Gene and Beverly Ann Collier Phillips.

A 1972 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Kevin had worked at Tone’s Spices in Des Moines, at John Deere Ottumwa Works and was a driver for Amish families.

He enjoyed playing guitar and banjo, gardening and animals.

Kevin is survived by his daughter, Mary Kay Murphy-Phillips of Colorado; a grandson, Ravon Box; his parents, Gene (Sally) Phillips and Beverly Phillips of Ottumwa; a sister, Kris (Mike) O’Malley of Ottumwa and a brother, Kerry (Cynthia) Phillips of Agency.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Burial has taken place in Shaul Cemetery.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with  Phil Lyon officiating.

The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society.