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Dorothy Phillips

September 1, 1922 — May 6, 2011

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Dorothy Mae "Dot" Phillips, 88, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Friday, September 1, 1922 in Greenwood, Missouri, the daughter of Harry and Laura (Hoover) Johnson. She went to be with her Lord at 5:38 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011 at her home in Pleasant Hill.

She grew up in Pleasant Hill and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School. Two of her High School years were spent at Strasburg High School where she loved playing basketball.

On March 6, 1943, Dorothy was united in marriage to Charles "Buck" Buxton in Olathe, Kansas and to this union two sons were born Charles and Michael. Mr. Buxton preceded her in death on December 29, 1967.

On September 19, 1969, she was united in marriage to Henry "H.D." Phillips in Kansas City, Missouri. He brought into their family two children Martin and Cheryl. Mr. Phillips preceded her in death on May 4, 2007.

Dorothy was employed at Avon then Lake City where she retired from after 25 years.

She was active in her church and community. She was a charter member of the Pleasant Hill Lioness Club, a charter member of the Young Matrons club, and a 50 year member of Ivy Leaf Chapter #215 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Strasburg Baptist Church and a former member of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church where she and H.D. taught the singles class for 20 years.

Besides her parents and her husbands, she was also preceded in death by one son, Charles E. Buxton on November 15, 1964; one brother Russell Johnson; and three sisters Catherine Faulkner, Mary Jackson, and Lola Witcher.

She is survived by one son Mike Buxton of Harrisonville; two step children Cheryl McIntosh and her husband Ted of Overland Park and Martin Phillips and his wife Susan of Kansas City; three step-grandchildren, Phillip Hof and his wife Deidre of Olathe, Nathan Hof of Kansas City, and Jonathan Hof and his wife Johana of Overland Park; two special friends Gary and Karen Moulder of Lee's Summit; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Pastor Preston Sanders and Reverend Dean Chasteen officiated. Music was rendered by Stephanie Jacobson, Whitney Standler, and Danielle Van Dyke. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers are David Edmondson, Gary Moulder, Martin Phillips, Jr. Ross, Lloyd Ross, and Jay Woolery. Honorary casket bearers were Bud Baker, Barney Barnhart, Dean Chasteen, Arlen Mitchell, Jay Sanders, and Harvey Sprinkles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Strasburg Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or John Knox Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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