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Beverly Fraker

I am sorry to have to announce that Beverly Jean Fraker Phillips was taken from us March 29, 2020. Here is information I just received.

Beverly Phillips Obituary - Marshalltown, IA | Chicago Tribune

Beverly Jean Fraker Phillips, much-loved wife, mother, sister, aunt and Grammy, died March 29 at home with her family after a year-long battle with cancer. She was 84. 

Born September 22, 1935 to Mildred and Jesse Fraker in Marshalltown, Iowa, she graduated from Iowa State University and moved to Kansas City, where she met her husband of 53 years, James S. Phillips, who preceded her in death last year. Together they raised a family in Wilmette. One of her last wishes was to visit his grave on the one-year anniversary of his death. 

Bev was actively involved in local community theater, always behind the scenes, which was how she operated. She was a skilled painter but preferred not to share her work publicly. She could bring the house down when she spoke publicly but generally let others enjoy the spotlight. She was private and stoic. She didn't want a funeral and only asked that her large extended family would celebrate her life by vacationing somewhere together. 

She will be missed immeasurably by many friends and family, including her children, Mark Ribisi (Mary Basick), James Phillips (Carol Wang), Thomas Phillips (Emily), Daniel Phillips, and Janeen Savage (Rex); her sister, Cindy (Don); her grandchildren, Zac Rabisi Basick, Abby Ribisi, Tara Ribisi, Blake Ribisi, Allison Savage, Lucy Savage, Caroline Phillips, James Phillips, and Eleanor Phillips; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.



Utilize the Links on this web site:  Classmate Profiles, Message Forum, Contact Us, In Memory, and Home Page.

Enjoy the features like New Slideshow for: Pics–1953–Dave Dickinson, Bobcat-The MHS Mascot - Phil Pattie , New Stuff-Jack Farr, and Iowa Veterans Home-Jack Farr.

Enjoy the features like Class of 1953 Reunion photos 50th 55th 60th, for: 50th (2003)-Jack Farr, 55th Memories-Jack Farr, 55th Tremont-Jack Farr, 55th Tremont-Jerry Miller, 60th Tremont-Jim Maxted and Jack Farr, and 60th Mixer-Jack Farr.

The feature 55th by Jim Maxted contains reunion photos that were submitted by Jim. Transformations is just fun with the passing years. Then and Now-Jack Farr took the photos for this intial feature. Post Script Bits, comes from our Class of 1953 Post Script.

Send in your grade school class pictures or old photos (especially group photos with your Classmates) that you wish to share with your classmates. I will post them in the feature Photo & 30th Reunion. Your Classmates will have fun finding themselves, and their friends, in your old photos. Harold Small, Harold “Bud” Lowry, Jody Maxted, Richard Miller, and Darol Kaufmann (30th Reunion photos), all submitted photos for this feature.

The Missing Classmates feature is generated by a web site program.

Once you create a profile (by creating a password) you will be able to see the profiles of your fellow classmates and interact with them. Each profile has the picture of your classmate from the 1953 Post Script Year Book.

If you change your email address, or your regular mail address, or your phone number, please update this information in your profile. When we download a hard copy of the information we can then be confident that it is correct.

Please let us know if you are aware of a classmate that has died. If you can include an obituary, it will be included in the site. When only the date of death is known please include that information. Losing a Classmate is a sad event, but, we need to share this information with each other.

The home page has a MISSING CLASSMATES option, on the lower right side of the page, to advise a fellow classmate who has not joined our site to join with us. When you are aware of an email address of a missing student please send them an invitation to join the web site.

When you communicate with a classmate who does not have an email address (or computer); do not hesitate to advise them of They may wish to contact a friend or visit a local library, to use their computer, to join our web site. You do not need to be a computer junkie to enjoy our web community of friends. Our local library has several such users using their facilities. Please contact us if you are having any difficulty creating your profile, accessing your profile, or adding photos and videos, etc.