The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 7, 2013

Mayola Fay Phillips

Published 5-7-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Mayola Fay (Reichert) Phillips, 97, of Southard, Okla., departed this life on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Geary, Okla.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, in Watonga I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with Rev. Kevin George officiating. Arrangements by Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.

Mayola was born Dec. 9, 1915, in Lookeba, Okla., to Guy and Hope (Hartzell) Reichert.

She loved the fact that she was a twin and her mother was a triplet. She grew up and attended school in the Geary community.

Mayola’s first marriage was to Raymond White. To this union was born two sons, Robert W.M. White and William J.C. “Bill” White.

On July 3, 1937, she married Charles Thomas “Tom” Phillips in Arapaho, Okla. Two more sons were born, Troy and LeRoy.

She and Tom loved the country life, and at Southard, they found that loving place. She was a homemaker for her family.

Mayola was a member of Southard Home Demonstration Club, Ladies American Legion and the Dahlia Garden Club. She loved to fish, sew, cook, crochet and quilt. She took pride in canning food that came from their garden and fruit trees. Her specialties included peanut brittle, mince-meat pie, tomato noodles and home-made bread.

Survivors include one son, LeRoy Phillips and wife Joy of Watonga, Okla.; daughter-in-law, Wanda Melvina White of Oklahoma City, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and many great and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom; three sons, Robert White, Bill White and Troy Phillips; one daughter-in-law, Wanda Phillips; two sisters, Viola Denny and Ruby Stewart; three brothers, Wilbur Reichert, Chester Reichert and infant, Guy Reichert; two grandchildren; and one-great-grandchild.

(Submitted by family)