Arthur "Art" Arnold Phelps, 95, died Monday (July 21, 2003) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
He was born June 4, 1908, to Arthur Stanley and Myrtle (Miller) Phelps in Orleans. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1928.
On February 28, 1941, he entered the US Army and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on October 14, 1945.
On January 17, 1948, he married Marjorie Pauline Brown in McCook. He was a photographer with Brooks Studios for many years until his retirement.
He was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church and McCook Elks Lodge No. 1434.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Arthur and Myrtle Phelps; two brothers, Edward and Charles Phelps; and two sisters, Ruth Brooks and Grace Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Phelps of McCook; and two sisters, Elsie Gustafson of Holdrege and Mary and husband, Don Lehl of McCook.
Services are Thursday, 11 a.m., at Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. Burial will be at the Orleans Cemetery at 3 p.m. with military honor guard provided by the Orleans Veterans.
Visitation will be today until 5 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Memorials may be given in his name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.