Denny Russell Phillips

6 April, 193619 May, 2020

Denny Phillips, 84, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 19, 2020

He is survived by his beloved wife Margaret of 61 years. He leaves behind two sons Jim (and his wife Pattie) and John (and his wife Cyndi). He leaves three grandsons Zachary (his wife Abby), Joshua, and James “Jas”.

As an avid rockhound, jeweler, and artist he was passionate about his hobbies and enjoyed sharing his talents with others.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Mount Moriah Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri. This service will be Livestreamed at: (see link below)


  • Comer Rex Phillips, Father (deceased)
  • Dorothy Elizabeth (Hagan) Phillips, Mother (deceased)
  • Margaret Ann (Purtle) Phillips, Wife of 61 Years
  • Jim Phillips (Pattie), Son
  • John Phillips (Cyndi), Son
  • Zachary Phillips (Abby), Grandson
  • Joshua Phillips, Grandson
  • James "Jas" Phillips, Grandson



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Jim Paulsen

4 June 2020

I want to offer my condolences to Margaret and the family for the loss of Denny. I have known Denny and Margaret for many years and was always touched by how devoted they were to one another. I always knew him to be so kind to Margaret, a trait that we can all emulate.

Joshua Phillips

26 May 2020

One of my favorite memories with my grandfather is learning how to play different songs on the guitar. Denny was talented on the guitar and banjo and taught me a few scales and songs. He was so creative and wanted to share his hobbies and skills with people he met. He will be missed dearly.