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Mary Isabelle Race (Phillips)

Birthdate: (89)
Death: July 29, 2010 (89)
Springfield, MO, USA
Place of Burial: Willard, MO, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert William Phillips and Bertha Ellen Phillips
Wife of Orville Race
Sister of Florence Ida Gray; Leslie (Bo) Thomas Phillips; Clifford Arnold Phillips; Wilmer Molett Phillips; William Louis Phillips and 4 others

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About Marybelle

Marybelle Race was born in Waynesville, Missouri, January 29, 1921, to Bertha and Robert W. Phillips, and passed away July 29, 2010, in Cox Medical Center, in Springfield after a short illness.

Shortly after World War II, Bisman Optical Company from St. Louis opened an office in Waynesville and Marybelle began working in the laboratory. When the company relocated to Springfield, now known as Heffington Optical, she became the office manager and worked there until retirement.

In November 1949, she married Orrville E. Race, of Springfield. They made their home in Willard and Springfield and celebrated 59 years of marriage. They attended the Willard Presbyterian church; she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waynesville.

She enjoyed life. Interests included quilt appliqué, knitting, baking, bird watching, travel, and an evening at the theatre or a concert with friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four siblings, Leslie, Clifford, Wilmer, William Phillips, Lucille Harriel, and Florence Gray. She is survived by two sisters, Maxine (Marvin) Williamson, of Springfield and Lila Rice, of Waynesville; and a host of nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

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Marybelle's Timeline

1921
January 29, 1921
2010
July 29, 2010
Age 89
Springfield, MO, USA
August 4, 2010
Age 89
Willard, MO, USA