Geraldine Phelps, 92, of Winters passed away Monday, September 8, 2020.
Geraldine was born November 12, 1927 to J.B. and Lee (Mayhew) Belew. She went to school at Drasco and high school at Winters. She worked at City Drugstore. She married Wilburn Phelps August 9, 1947 in Talpa. She helped Wilburn on the farm. They had one daughter, Carolyn Jean (Phelps) Simpson. They moved from the Dale Community to Winters in 1974. Geraldine and Wilburn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 9, 1997 with a family get together at their home. Geraldine was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winters. She worked for Dry’s Manufacturing for 15 years. Geraldine liked to play 42 and Rummikub.
Wilburn preceded her in death on November 22, 2004 after 57 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her sister Maxine Cox.
She is survived by her daughter Carolyn Simpson and husband Rodney of Miles; two granddaughters: Christy Martin and husband Kyle of Plains, and Cherry Sumrall and husband Jeff of Athens; six great-grandchildren: Jacob Brink and wife Jordan of Monahans, Jaston Brink of Raleigh, N.C., Emilee Martin of Plains, Chanta Shellenbarger and husband Josh of Palestine, DaAnn Lowe and husband Alex of Elkhart, and Cole Sumrall of Athens; two great-great grandsons: Malcolm Shellenbarger of Palestine and James Brink of Monahans; and sister-in-law Nell Click of Abilene.
A private family service will be held.