Adah Phelps, 93, passed away March 5, 2018. Survived by husband of 69 years, Harvey W. Phelps; children, Castle (Robyn) Phelps, Stuart (Susan) Phelps and Martha (Joseph) DeMers; grandchildren, Jared (Stella) Phelps, Christian (Mallory) Phelps, Tyler Phelps, Hannah DeMers and Samuel DeMers; great-grandchildren, Enoch Phelps, Eisley Phelps and Miles Phelps; sister, Margaret Briscoe; and multiple nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Frances Phelps; parents; and brothers, Channing (Grace) Godbold and Edmund Godbold. Adah was born to Rev Dr. Albea Godbold and Anna Lucile (Ayers) Godbold on Feb. 17, 1925, in New Haven, Conn. and was an Honors Graduate of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. She centered her life around her husband and his various interests, her children and the organizations to which she belonged. She was a passionate volunteer, usually preferring leadership roles, and enjoyed teaching or leading Bible studies. Very active member of First United Methodist Church, PEO Chapter F, Daughters of the American Revolution, and various other organizations. Adah held a variety of local, state, and national offices in each of them. She enjoyed meeting new people and visiting new places. Her creative outlet for most of her life was sewing; she was a very accomplished seamstress. She was a strong feminist and very interested in politics. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 12 at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St. Interment to follow at 1 p.m. at Fowler Cemetery. Memorials to the Frances Phelps Memorial Scholarship: Southwestern College, Attn: Institutional Advancement, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156-2499. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Adah will be missed. She was an asset to First Methodist Church, the UMW, the Co-Op Sunday school class, and more.
    Adah was patient and kind, an example for many. Like a sturdy spring flower Adah blossomed even when there were issues.
    Just know her light didn’t go out, she just got the transfer to heaven. Now the greater joy for her has arrived.
    We will miss Adah. Go forth with her courage and light.
    God bless you.

  2. Sorry for the loss. Adah was a wonderful lady and will surely be missed. Many great memories! Love to her family that she leaves behind. May happy memories bring you peace.

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