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Kathleen L. Phipps, 90

May 22, 2011

Blue Earth — Kathleen L. Phipps, age 90, of Blue Earth, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth.

Mass of Christian Burial was held May 20, 2011, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Blue Earth. Brother Jon Moore officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, in Winnebago. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen was born May 3, 1921, in Madelia, the daughter of “Norris” and Pearl (Kinney) Sullivan. She was a 1939 graduate of Winnebago High School and attended Minneapolis Business College. She was married to James W. Phipps on Feb. 7, 1948, in Winnebago. Kathleen was a medical records transcriptionist at United Hospital in Blue Earth for many years. She was an active member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church where she was a Catholic Daughter. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and many other local organizations. She was also a longtime volunteer at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center. She enjoyed cooking, candy making and playing bridge with friends at bridge clubs. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Jim Phipps, of Blue Earth; daughters, Susan Phipps, of Blue Earth, Theresa (Jim) Brod, of New Prague, Patty (Bill) Remmert, of New Ulm, and Leslie Phipps, of Eagle Lake; brothers, John Paul (Mary Nell) Sullivan, of Charleston, S.C., and Chuck (Jonnie) Sullivan, of Stockton, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com