Teresa Lynn (Terry) O’Neil Phillips went to meet her Heavenly Father September 26, 2012 in Houston, Mo. She was born April 22, 1956 in Camp Barstow, Calif, daughter of Bill and Glenda (Winslow) O’Neil.
She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior in 1972. She enjoyed visiting all churches and singing praises to the Lord.
She married Jim Feringa in April 1975. From this union was born a son, Jamie Ray.
She married Roy Phillips in June 1989.
She enjoyed swimming, singing, camping on the river, living on the river, collecting rocks and driftwood, playing/loving her dog, Chubby, meeting new people and talking to old friends. Terry never met a stranger and made lifelong friendships. She loved spending time with family and especially her grandchildren. Her passion was spreading the Word of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband Roy, her father and all her grandparents.
Survivors include her son Jamie Feringa, four grandchildren; mother Glenda O’Neil; sisters, Lorraine and Gerald Romine of Branson, Mo. and Vicki Wade of Houston, Mo.; brothers Glenn and Jenny O’Neil of Scott City, Kan. and Billy and Debbie O’Neil of Licking, Mo. with a host of nephews and nieces.
She will be loved by all and will be greatly missed.
The family hosted a memorial service Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. in the Houston First Christian Church. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Terry Phillips Memorial Fund, c/o Evans Funeral Home, 224 S. Grand Houston, Mo. 65483. On-line condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.
The body was cremated and arrangements made under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.