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Columbia Missourian

Elizabeth Phillippe, May 8, 1925 — March 23, 2013

By Missourian staff
March 26, 2013 | 4:23 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Elizabeth Phillippe of Columbia died March 23, 2013, at Boone Hospital. She was 87.

She was born May 8, 1925, to Rice and Lucille Hawkins Claxton in Woodlandville. 

She married Willis "Bill" Phillippe on July 23, 1949, in Columbia.

She is survived by one son, Greg Phillippe and his wife, Donna; three grandchildren, Grant, Drew and Alex; one sister, Ruth Claxton Forbis; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her husband, a sister, Gladys Claxton Brown Acton, and two brothers, Keith Claxton and Bobby Claxton, died earlier.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1217 Business Loop W., and at 9 a.m. Thursday. The funeral will follow at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boone Hospital Home Care and Hospice, Attn: Linda Bender, 601 Business Loop 70 W, Suite 260, Columbia, MO 65202.

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