Dateline: March 20, 2008

Eloise Schollenbarger Phillips, 91, died March 14, 2008, in Amarillo.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday March 18, 2008, at St. Stephen United Methodist Church, with Rev. Don Travis officiating. Graveside services were held at 3:00 p.m. in Darrouzett Cemetery.

Addie Eloise Schollenbarger Phillips was born March 9, 1917, in Ivanhoe, Beaver County, Okla. to Maggie A. Sumners Roper and Iverson Monroe Roper. Lois moved to Darrouzett at an early age and graduated from high school there. She was a charter member of the Darrouzett Methodist Church. Lois married George Schollenbarger on June 8, 1935, in Guymon, Okla. During World War II, George and Lois operated a dry cleaning shop on the Army Air Corp Base in Liberal, KS. After the war they bought a dry cleaning shop in Clarendon.

Lois and George were both active in the community for the thirty plus years they lived there. They moved to Wilburton, OK, to be near their daughter for eighteen years before moving back to the Panhandle of Texas. Lois married Boyce (Friday) Phillips, on November 21, 1999. Lois and Friday enjoyed traveling, cruises, dancing, and playing poker.

Lois was preceded in death by her mother; two sisters; eight brothers; her father and step-mother who raised her from age 5; her first husband, George, who died January 18, 1996; one granddaughter, Bliss Bain; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Survivors include her husband Boyce Phillips of the home; daughter: Kay Schollenbarger Bain and husband Robert; three step-daughters, Dani Patten and husband John of Little Rock, Ark., Jan Winkler and husband Marty of Las Cruces, NM, Angela of Dallas; son G.K. “Butch” Schollenbarger; one sister, Velma Cross of Amarillo; two brothers, Roy Roper of Flowermound, and Vernon Roper of Italy, TX; one sister-in-law, Betty Gibson;  grandchildren Scott Bain, Todd Bain, Leigh Bain Baldwin and husband Danny, Chris Schollenbarger and wife Teresa, Connie Schollenbarger Longan; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

 

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