BEAVER CITY -- Lester "Bus" M. Phillips, 83, died Saturday (May 17, 2003) at a Lincoln Hospital.
He was born Dec. 22, 1919, at Edison, to Lloyd and Lora (Marts) Phillips. He was a long-time resident of Furnas County. He grew up in the Edison area. He graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis with the Class of 1939.
On Dec. 21, 1940, he married Noalene Clements at Beaver City.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He has farmed south of Beaver City since 1948.
He was a member of American Legion Post No. 28 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5281 both of Beaver City. He had served on the school board for District 46 for a number of years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Noalene on Dec. 17, 1995; one brother, Kenneth; one sister, Jackie "Opal"; and one grandson.
Survivors include three sons, Jerry Phillips and wife, Nita of David City, Gary Phillips of Frederick, Md., and Richard Phillips and wife, Leslie of West Des Moines, Iowa; one daughter, Barbara and husband, Kenneth Breinig of Holdrege; one sister, Lea and husband, Gale Heck of North Platte; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Grace Brethren Church in Beaver City with the Rev. Robert Schaffer officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City.
Viewing and visitation is today until 8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City and prior to services at the church on Wednesday.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.