Judy Ann (Blackburn) Phillips, 68, WaKeeney, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at her home.

She was born Nov. 15, 1949, in Hays to William Frederick and Leona Lorene (Shubert) Blackburn. She was a 1967 graduate of Ellis High School and attended Fort Hays State University.

She married Albert Lynn Phillips on Sept. 1, 1967, in McPherson. She retired as the director of communications at Trego County Dispatch Center. 

Survivors include her husband; a son, Travis Phillips, WaKeeney; a daughter, Nikki Hausler, Ellis; a brother, Wayne Walz, Plainville; a sister, Peggy Blackburn, Ellis; and three grandchildren.

A family hosted memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ellis United Methodist Church. 

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105, or Hospice Services Inc., 424 Eighth, Phillipsburg, KS 67661.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.schmittfuneral.com.