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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Former St. Marys resident Sandra Lee Phipps, 72, of Boone, Iowa, died June 24, 2012, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.
She was born Aug. 8, 1939, in St. Marys, to Frank and Leona (Suchland) Hagaman. On April 25, 1959, she married Kenneth Dean Phipps, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, David (Laura) Phipps of Ogden, Iowa; a daughter, Leona (Jim) Viau of Boone; a brother, Karl (Rita) Hagaman Sr., Celina; two sisters Susan (Dalton) Luth and Mary (Bob) Hines, all of Celina; and four grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were three brothers, Steve, Jim and Jack, and two sisters, Barb and Kathy.
She worked as a teacher's aide and later as a grower at Boone Greenhouses for 17 years before retiring in July 2001.
Private graveside service is Thursday at Mineral Ridge Cemetery, Ridgeport, Iowa, with the Rev. King Smith officiating. Burial will follow.
Calling is 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Boone.
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