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Marilyn Elaine “Auntie Bill” Phelps passed away


Marilyn Elaine “Auntie Bill” Phelps, age 66 of Morgantown, KY passed away Sunday, January 7, 2024 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She was born on Friday, April 5, 1957 in Owensboro, KY to the union of the late Erdest C. and Bessie Madean Moore Evans and wife of the late Billy Darrell Phelps. Elaine worked many years for the Butler County Ambulance Service serving as EMT and Butler County dispatcher. She was one of the founding members of Butler County Child Abuse Prevention.Elaine enjoyed cooking, camping, riding horses, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Other than her parents she is preceded in death by one sister Carolyn Runea Evans and one step grandson Scotty D. House.

Marilyn Elaine “Auntie Bill” Phelps is survived by two sons Billy Russell Phelps (Beverly) and Joshua Darrell Phelps both of Morgantown, KY; one step daughter Sheila Neal (Hal) of Morgantown, KY; four grandchildren Isaac Daniel Phelps, Jayson Cole Phelps, Austin Hal Neal and Victor Cole Neal all of Morgantown, KY; one great granddaughter Zaylee Ann Neal of Morgantown, KY; step grandchildren Amanda Nicole Jones of Morgantown, KY, John Jones of Indianapolis, Indiana, Bennie Ray Neal of Morgantown, KY and Amanda L. Neal of Bowling Green, KY; four step great grandchildren Ben Jones of Morgantown, KY, Xavier Jones of Hartford, KY, Caden Jones of Hartford, KY and Johnathan Jones of Iowa; two sisters Sherri Bethann Mudd (Marion) of Caneyville, KY and Karen Evans (Anthony) of Morgantown, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Newton Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Chapel.

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