Obituary: Modesta Phelps, 1913-2008

Modesta (Mo) Kelley Phelps, of the Village of Oak Creek died Jan. 26, 2008, in Cottonwood. She was born Oct. 6, 1913. Mo moved to the Sedona area in 1982 from Des Moines, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank.

She is survived by her sister Shirley Sullivan of the Village of Oak Creek; her son Frank (Patti) Phelps of Washington, N.C.; a granddaughter and great-granddaughter of New York.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reading for the Blind or to St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Sedona. Arrangements are under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary. Condolences can be sent to the family at


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