Mildred Marion Phillips passed from life on earth into eternal life with her heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. She was born on Oct. 29, 1920, in Payne County, Okla to Meridith Merrit Mert Heister and Ora Ellen Emerson Heister. She graduated from Perkins High School in 1938. She was able to attend Oklahoma College for Women for one semester before being called home to help with a family crisis. During WWII she worked for McDonald Douglas in Tulsa. On May 11, 1946, she married Orbia Frank Phillips in Cushing and to this union one daughter, JoAnne and one son, John, were born.