Loretta “Lori” Philips of Strafford, Mo died on December 28, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO at the age of 55. Lori is preceded in death by Bill and Cathrine Hopper, Helen and Tom Hughes, and Ray Berry. Lori is survived by her parents Raymond and Virginia Hopper; son, Austin Phillips and girlfriend (Heather); daughter, Ashton Phillips and fiancé (Josh); sister, Lucinda Northcutt (Kane); niece, Krystal Long; Aunts & Uncles, Danny & Marilyn Burks, Mike & Angelyn Stokes, Rebecca & Don Jost, and Richard & Sonja Hopper; a host of cousins; and Grandmother, Peggy Berry.
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Lori was born on December 7, 1963 at Schilling AFB of Salina, Kansas to Raymond and Virginia (Berry) Hopper. She graduated from Strafford High School in May 1982 and Evangel College May 2016 with a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. Lori was employed at Strafford Schools as the Head Secretary for the Guidance Counselor for 18 years. She was also in charge of creating and organizing the schools Veterans Day Honor Program for over 10 years. She attended National Heights Baptist Church in Springfield most of her life. Lori was a member of the Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks as well as a board member. The organization that she was on the board of was the Air and military museum of the ozarks. She attended National Heights Baptist Church. Lori was on the board of the Air and military museum of the ozarks. She enjoyed working around the farm, spending time traveling anywhere she could, being a wonderful mother, loving on any four-legged critter she had and showing her support for Veterans and Military.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10:00 am at National Heights Baptist Church. A visitation will be held Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Greenlawn Funeral Home North.
The family has requested memorial contributions for funeral expenses to be made to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Gofundme account at www.gofundme.com/lori-phillips-strong or Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks.