Commonwealth Journal


May 10, 2013

Robert Phelps

Robert S. Phelps, age 88, died Monday at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice in Edgewood, Ky. 
He was a long time resident of Norwood, Ohio and more recently lived in Florence and Erlanger, Ky. He was a devoted Christian, attending Greenview Baptist Church, and he was a proud WWII veteran. Robert was a retired machine operator with Husky Burndy Company. 
He is survived by his wife, Evalene Phelps of Erlanger; a son David Phelps (Ginger) of Jefferson City, Mo.; and two daughters, Charlotte Ploetner (Billy) of Bagdad, Ky. and Beverly Simon (William) of Florence, Ky. 
Robert was the loving grandfather of Martin Ploetner (Sara), Todd Ploetner (Amber), Captain Wm. Kyle Simon, Kent Simon (Emily), Samuel Phelps (Lauren) and Benjamin Phelps; and the great-grandfather of Andrew Ploetner, Patrick  Ploetner, Lydia Simon and Miles Simon. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert S. Phelps; his mother and stepfather, Bertha Bray Phelps Thrasher and Lloyd Thrasher; two sisters, Hilma J. Edwards and Doris Boyd Crawford; and a brother, Tommy Lee Phelps. 
Visitation was Friday, May 10, 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at Linnemann Family Funeral Home, Burlington, Ky., followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Greenview Baptist Church in Florence. 
Burial will be today, Saturday at 2 p.m.. in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hail, Ky. There will be a brief visitation today from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund, 3269 Poplarville Rd., Hail, Ky., 42501 or Greenview Baptist Church, 1050 Burlington Pike, Florence, Ky., 41042.

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