Rose Phillips

Rose Phillips Obituary


Age - 85


October 7, 2023


Bartlesville, OK

"Rose Margaret (Nichols) Phillips was born on April 10, 1938, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was the oldest of eight children born to Violet Geneva (Alford) and Jeremiah Nichols. The family moved to Kansas during Rose\u0027s childhood. Rose and all her siblings had many treasured stories to share of all the good times they had living on farms, especially \u0026quot;The Rainbow Ranch. \u0026quot; Rose attended Central Middle School in Bartlesville and Neodesha High School in Neodesha, Kansas. She received her GED and attended Success Secretarial School in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She enjoyed a 20-year career at Metal Goods Manufacturing Company in Bartlesville. Her longest career was as a full-time mom. She was a caregiver for her younger siblings growing up and later in life when the need arose. Rose also formed a bond with her stepchildren, Carol, David, Lanae, and Chris, as a bonus mom during her marriage to their father. She still remains friends with them and their families. Rose raised her daughter as a single mother, then started over again at age 52, still a single mother, raising her great-nephew as her son. She also provided reliable, loving childcare for her granddaughter and other great-nieces and nephews, who consider her a bonus grandma. In her spare time, Rose enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, and baking. She was a night owl and enjoyed late-night shopping trips, meeting family at Walmart, and late-night dining at the Kettle. Rose was very outgoing and loved interacting with people. She loved to travel, taking road trips and sometimes flights to visit new places. She also enjoyed camping, picnics, and fishing. Rose and her sister Grace often fished all night and slept all day on the weekends. She loved her family above all else and had a special, unique bond with her siblings. She was an honored guest at every extended family event or gathering, spicing them up with her wit and humor. Rose spent the last eleven years as a valued member of her daughter\u0027s (Kathy) and son-in-law\u0027s (Roger\u0027s) household, keeping the house in order and caring for and providing transportation for her granddaughter Ember. Rose leaves behind her daughter Kathy Clear and son-in-law Roger Clear, son Dallas Lewis, daughter-in-law Tisha Lewis, granddaughter Ember Clear, grandson Maxwell Lewis, sisters Donna Martin and Margie Lewis, brother Jeremiah Nichols, sister-in-law Janet Nichols and brother-in-law Marion Martin. Rose also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and long-time friends. Rose was preceded in death by her father, Jeremiah Nichols; mother, Violet (Nichols) Stokesberry; her stepfather, Richard Harvey Stokesberry; her sisters, Lucy Whaling, Irene Doggett, and Grace Plasencia; her brother, Everett Nichols; brothers-in-law, Joe Doggett, and Ernest Plasencia; nephews Gerald Lewis and Tony Doggett. Rose lived a phenomenal 85 years and will be missed by all who knew and loved her dearly. The support, prayers, kind words and remembrances from her friends and extended family are the greatest gift and greatly appreciated. If you choose to send flowers, Stumpff Funeral Home will hold them until the service. If you prefer to make a donation in lieu of flowers, the family has chosen two local organizations, Young Scholars of Bartlesville or Mary Martha Outreach. "

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Age - 71

November 25, 2023

"Karen Janice (Banes) Duncan, 71, died on Thursday, November 23, 2023, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Mrs. Duncan was born on December 3, 1951, to Samuel Clifford Banes, Sr. , and Viola Grace (Lewis) Banes in Borger, Texas. Karen attended school through the seventh grade in Phillips, Texas. After her seventh-grade year, Karen and her family moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where Karen completed her high school education at College High. Karen spent most of her adult life working for and eventually retiring from Phillips Petroleum Company in 2012. On September 23, 1994, Karen married Kenneth Duncan of Dewey, Oklahoma. They made their home in the Bartlesville area for the duration of their 29-year marriage. Karen and Ken are members of the First Baptist Church of Bartlesville, where Karen was a member of the choir, worship team, and the women's Bible study. She was a great cook and enjoyed playing board games. Karen was an avid quilter and especially enjoyed quilting with her sister, Sue. Karen had immense love for her family. Karen is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Viola Banes, and three stepsons, Kenny Duncan, Joshua Duncan, and Tyler Duncan. Karen is survived by her husband, Kenneth Duncan of the home; daughters Stephanie and husband Jason Cameron of Killeen, Texas, and Julie and husband Mac Swaner of Vinita, Oklahoma; stepson Adam and wife Michelle Duncan of Katy, Texas; brothers Fred and wife Judith Banes of Dallas, Texas; Bob and wife Gayla Banes of Wichita, Kansas; and Sam Banes, Jr. of Collinsville, Oklahoma; sisters Kay and husband Kevin Van Duser of Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas; and Sue Gan of Abilene, Texas; sister-in-law Connie (Duncan) Mason and husband Clyde of Miami, Oklahoma and brother-in-law Lewis Duncan and wife Janet of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Grandchildren Brittny, Cassandra, Alex, Melissa, Lauren, Kayla, Justin, James, Brandi, and Dakota; Great-grandchildren McKenzie, Aurora, Mileena, Noel, Olivia, and Adele. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends will miss her dearly. A Family Celebration of Life Ceremony will be on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 2:00 p. m. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a donation or supplies to "The Journey Home. ""Show more

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