Lena Phillips, center, with her children

On Feb. 12, 2017, Lena Phillips turned 102 at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas.


Phillips’s family threw a birthday party for her with more than 50 family members (spanning five generations) and friends stopping by to visit.


Born in Springfield, Missouri, Phillips married Ralph Stewart. The couple had two children, Ralph Stewart and Wanda Chisam. When Ralph passed away, Phillips married Sam Phillips.


Phillips loved parties and dancing in her younger years and hosted many dinner parties and fundraisers for missions. She even served as the missionary president of her Nazarene Church for 20 years.

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