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Marilyn R. Phillips, 80, passed away March 11, 2018. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 16, at 12:00 P.M., funeral service will follow at 1:00 P.M. at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, Missouri 64133. Graveside service will be held following the service at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.
Marilyn was born in Kansas City, Missouri on May 6, 1937 to Herbert Lee Allen and Elsie Margaret Hinz Allen. Marilyn graduated High School in 1955. She went on to get her Insurance Law Degree, and was a member of SILA Securities and Insurance Licensing Association. In her career, she worked for the Kansas City Water Department, Hydro Conduit of Riverside , Forrest T. Jones, GE Services and was a Title Compliance Specialist and Assistant V.P. for Swiss Re~.
Marilyn was a social butterfly who knew no strangers. She loved casino hopping, flowers and plants, collected teddy bears and angels. She always attended every event for her grandchildren. Baseball, football, wrestling, any school event, she was there. She and her husband, John, loved to fish and would dance together every chance they would get. Marilyn had an infectious laugh that everyone recognized. She and her laugh will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Lee Allen & Elise Margaret Allen; sister, Shirley Allen; and her beloved husband, John Lewis Phillips. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Hough; grandsons, Justin & Christina Hough, Chad Hough; great grand daughter, Daley Hoeft & Mason Hough; as well as brother, Herbert L. Allen II.
The family requests memorial contributions to Kansas City Hospice or Wayside Waifs.