Phoebe Paul-Mott, 85, Gas, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2012, at the Anderson County Hospital, Garnett.
She was born April 20, 1928, in Rosebud, S.D., the daughter of James and Julia (Stone) Greenwood. Phoebe attended Indian School in Mission, S.D., graduating from Presho High School.
She married Edward James Paul on May 29, 1961, in Iola; he passed away on April 2, 1971. She married A.E. Mott on March 30, 1992, in Miami, Okla. He passed away on Feb. 15, 1995.
Phoebe worked at a downtown cafe in Presho, S.D., until her father passed away in 1960. That spring, she came to Kansas, working at Ft. Riley military base in the laundry department. She moved to Colony and worked on the family dairy farm, until 1970. She worked as a nurse’s aide from 1972 to 1975 at the Neosho County Hospital in Chanute. Phoebe then moved to Gas in 2009.
She was always a wonderful homemaker, nurturing mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Phoebe enjoyed crossword puzzles, bead work, quilting, traveling, and loved watching old western movies. Her greatest love was God and her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Julia Greenwood; one brother, Paul Greenwood; three sisters, Elsie Mang, Esther Chavez and Fran VanEtten.
Survivors include one son, Lonnie Greenwood and Loretta Snyder, Topeka; five daughters, Christina Culbertson and husband Bill, Topeka, Mary Matuska and husband Gary, Gas, Elsie Ewing and husband Floyd, Anderson, Mo., Bonnie Fitzmaurice, Topeka, and Denise Compton, Westphalia; one sister, Cecilia Hill and husband Ivan, Welda; 23 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery, Richmond. No visitation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to help defray funeral expenses. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
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