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Dessie R. Phelps

April 9, 1933 — March 23, 2023

Science Hill, Kentucky


The Shepherd called, Momma answered. Dessie R. (Moore) Phelps, 89, of Science Hill, passed away, Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Jean Waddle Care Center.

She was born April 9, 1933 in McKinney, Kentucky; daughter of the late Paul & Allene (Naylor) Moore. Dessie was a radiant, devoted Christian, a loving example to her family, friends, and church. All who knew her knew she loved her Lord and Savior. With patience of Job she fought a good fight, she kept the faith.

She is survived by her husband, William C. Phelps; two sons, Jerry Phelps of Waynesburg and Johnny & (Caroline) Phelps of Dalton, Georgia; two daughters, Judy K. Miller of Stanford and Janet & (Buster) Lambert of Somerset; a sister, Ruby Rigney of Waynesburg; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Julie Ann, Nancy, Misty, Marshal, and Rachael; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Joyce Phelps; two half-brothers, Dallas Moore & Roscoe Moore; 2 infant brothers; three half-sisters, Virginia Carpenter, Renetta Pryor, and Eunice Pennington; and a grandchild, Michael Lee Phelps.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, March 27, 2023, at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Hogue and Bro. Ernie Wyatt officiating.

Burial will be in Jacobs Loop Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Monday, March 27, 2023, at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

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Monday, March 27, 2023

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Morris and Hislope Funeral Home

5900 N. Hwy 27, Science Hill, KY 42553

Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Monday, March 27, 2023, at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

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