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Jane Phillips Obituary

PONCA CITY, OK – Jane Kathleen Hawkins Phillips, 93, a long-time resident of Ponca City, OK, passed away March 20, 2020. Jane was born April 21, 1926, for Archie and Gertrude (Bates) Hawkins in Red Rock, OK.

Jane spent the early years of her life in Red Rock. She moved to Ponca City and married Noah Franklin Phillips. She raised six children; Sheryl, Max, Mike, Terry, Tim and Robin. Jane was born with Native American descent under the Prairie Band Potawatomi and Sac Fox Tribe.

Jane was a housewife and worked as a teacher’s assistant at Roosevelt Elementary school in Ponca City. She moved back to Red Rock and continued as a teacher’s assistant with Red Rock schools until she retired. Jane moved back to Ponca City, where she resided for the rest of her life.

Jane loved her cats, she liked to go to square dances, Pow-wow’s and watching the firework shows. She enjoyed watching western’s, Christmas shows and Joel Osteen.

Jane was an amazing woman. She faced so many paths in life. She was always thinking of and taking care of anyone that needed help, whether you were family or not. She was a devout Christian lady. Jane loved her family dearly.

She leaves behind her sons; Max Phillips of Yukon, OK, Terry Phillips, of Ponca City, Tim Phillips of Ponca City. She loved her 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Her eyes would light up anytime she saw one of them. She is also survived by a niece and many friends who loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 children and 1 grandchild. The family would like to take this time to give special thanks to all of her caregivers.

A Graveside Service will take place at 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Red Rock Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.