Erma J. Phillips, former President of the DFA, passes the torch

November 11, 2013 Obituaries Comments Off on Erma J. Phillips, former President of the DFA, passes the torch
Erma J. Phillips

Erma Phillips passed away on October 15th, 2013 in Riverside, California at age 82.

She was born, Erma Jane Cummings, in Richland, Kansas in 1930.

She is survived by three children, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; her sister, Betty Goodrich; brother, Morris Sykes; and many cousins and friends.

Phillips was a past president of the Doane Family Association of America, Inc. In 2000, when the biennial Doane Family Association reunion was held at Doane Collage in Crete, Nebraska, Don Brodie was elected President and Erma elected as his 1st Vice President. Around January of 2002, Don had to resign due to health reasons making Erma the President. She presided over the 2002 reunion at George School in Pennsylvania.

Erma J. Phillips’ memorial service was held on Saturday, November 16 at the Berryton United Methodist Church, 7010 SE Berryton Road, Berryton, Kansas. She is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Berryton, Kansas.

The program (see below) included this Bible verse,  “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever,” Psalm 23:6.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2516
Hemet CA 92546-2516

Or, for more, call 951-765-2372, or email the society at

Erma Phillips Memorial Service Brochure-1

Erma Phillips Memorial Service Brochure Erma J. Phillips.


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