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Philip (Phil) D. England, 71

Jan 25, 2010

McLouth, Kan. — Funeral services for Philip D. Phil England, age 71, of McLouth, Kan., formerly of St. John, Kan., and Winnebago were held Jan. 22, 2010, at the First Baptist Church of McLouth. Graveside Committal Services were Jan. 23, 2010 at the Fairview Park Cemetery in St. John.

Phil passed away Jan. 18, 2010, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 20, 1938 at Greensburg, Kan., the son of Harold L. and Cleo D. Martin England. He was married to Nancy L. Lamb on Dec. 16, 1959 at St. John, she survives at the home. Phil graduated from St. John High School and attended Kansas State University, Emporia State Teacher’s College, and graduated from Ottawa University. He started working in his father’s grocery store, serving in several positions, changing his career, he served as the Administrator at Hearthstone Nursing Center in St. John from 1978 until 1988. He then moved to Winnebago, where he served as Administrator of Parker Oaks Retirement Community until his retirement in 2003. In 1998, Phil received the Administrator of the Year award and was inducted into the Winnebago Hall of Fame in 2004. Moving to McLouth in 2007, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of McLouth and was a former member of First Baptist Church in both St. John and Winnebago, serving as Deacon, Church Pianist, and Choir Director for all three churches. As a musician, Phil played numerous instruments. He was a member of The Brothers, a men’s singing group in Winnebago, and was a member of the Winnebago Area Musical Players Theater Group.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy L. England, of the home, one son, Derick (Shelly) England, of Abilene, Kan., and one daughter, Shawnda (Mitchel) Campbell, of McLouth, two brothers, Anthony England, of Haysville, Kan., and Cedric England, of Salina, Kan., eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Terry Lee England.

Memorials may be made to the McLouth First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 190, McLouth, KS 66054 or sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066. www.barnettchapeloaks.com