Mary Elizabeth Phillips

b. 12 May 1921, d. 14 June 2005

Father*Abner J Phillips b. 31 Dec 1880, d. 15 Apr 1972
Mother*Edna Jenkins b. 1889, d. unknown
Mary Elizabeth Phillips|b. 12 May 1921\nd. 14 Jun 2005|p5982.htm|Abner J Phillips|b. 31 Dec 1880\nd. 15 Apr 1972|p3404.htm|Edna Jenkins|b. 1889\nd. unknown|p5692.htm|Benjamin F. Phillips|b. May 1847\nd. 1922|p1130.htm|Sarah J. Hatfield|b. Dec 1848\nd. 1928|p3399.htm|John S. Jenkins|b. 14 Feb 1845\nd. 26 Nov 1928|p1101.htm|Lucy A. Johnson|b. unknown\nd. unknown|p3196.htm|

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Birth*Mary Elizabeth Phillips was born on 12 May 1921 at Cairo, Ritchie Clounty, WV.1 
Residence*She lived on 23 October 1941 at Rt 1, Cairo, Ritchie County, WV.2 
Marriage*She married Deward Maxwell Deem, son of Felix Washington Deem and Viola May Morehead, on 24 October 1941 at Cairo, Ritchie County, WV; married at the brides residence by Lemon Dotson.2
Death*Mary Elizabeth Phillips died on 14 June 2005 at Beatrice, Ritchie County, WV, at age 84.1 
Obituary*Her obituary published on 15 June 2005 at Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Mary E. Deem, 84, of Beatrice Community, Smithville, W.Va., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at her residence.

She was born May 12, 1921, at Cairo, W.Va., a daughter of the late Abner J. Phillips and Edna Jenkins Phillips. Mrs. Deem was a homemaker and attended the former Deem Chapel Church of Beatrice, W.Va.
She is survived by four sons, Deward M. Deem Jr. and wife, Marie, of Russell, Kan., Philip R. Deem of Beatrice, Roger D. Deem and wife, Linda, of Beatrice and Allen M. Deem of Harrisville; two brothers, Calvin Phillips of Harrisville and Abner J. Phillips Jr. of Parkersburg; two sisters, Imogene Bookman of Scottsville, Ky., and Georgia Deem of Veto Lake, Ohio; five grandchildren, Kevin Deem of Wichita, Kan., Keith Deem of Russell, Roger D. Deem II of Parkersburg, Christopher J. Deem of Parkersburg and Amy J. Hefner of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Deem was preceded in death by her husband, Deward M. Deem; four brothers; two sisters; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Deem.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with the Rev. Harlan Hodge officiating. Burial will be in the Deem Cemetery, Beatrice. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.1 
BirthShe was born on 17 June 2005 at Deem Cemetery, Beatrice, Ritchie County, WV.1 


Deward Maxwell Deem b. 29 July 1914, d. 17 October 1992

Last Edited4 May 2010


  1. [S7] Obituary.
  2. [S58] Ritchie County WV Marriage Record.