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Mary Philips

September 29, 1931 — December 26, 2020


Funeral service for Mary Philips, age 89, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rusty Posey officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Mrs. Philips passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Carriage House Manor, Sulphur Springs.

Mary Ruth Cason was born September 29, 1931 to the late Charlie and Ruth Cason in Windom, Texas. She graduated from Windom High School in 1949 and was elected Senior Class President. She   attended Draughan’s Dallas Business College before working at    General Investment Corporation. She became a   Christian as a young girl, and rededicated her life to the Lord under the ministry of her   beloved mentor, Reverend Robert Thompson. Mary Ruth became a member of Hope Family Fellowship (formerly First Assembly of God Church) in Sulphur Springs in 1978, where she served faithfully for over forty years.

Mary was united in marriage to Dalton Dee Philips in 1954. She worked as a homemaker, raising seven children of her own, as well as one granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. After her   husband passed in 1992, she worked seven years at the Sulphur Springs Public Library. She worked tirelessly to care for the needs of others until her own health began to fail.

One of Mary’s passions in life was writing and storytelling, and it was her life-long dream to be a published writer. That dream was realized when she became the author of Daughter of the Depression: My Life Remembered and co-author of Naomi’s Journey, a retelling of a Bible story for all ages.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Mary Deanna Kerby, two sisters, Sarah Louise and Lena May Cason, and one granddaughter, Jodee Pierson.  Mary passed away December 26, 2020 in Sulphur Springs. She leaves to cherish her memory, one sister, Dorothy Connor of Sherman, Texas, as well as one son and five daughters: Malinda Lopez, Allen Philips,   Rebecca Bolin, Polly Ann Nicolay, Sarah Poskey, and Alicia Martin, as well as a host of  grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Murray - Orwosky Funeral Service (Sulphur Springs)


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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Murray - Orwosky Funeral Chapel, Sulphur Springs

419 Gilmer St, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

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Interment following funeral service

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