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Sherwood Phelps

March 18, 2023

Sherwood L. Phelps, 93, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Capital Region Hospital.
On February 27, 1930, Sherwood was born to the late Roy Phelps and the late Arvilla (Shank) Phelps.
Sherwood married Joretta Craghead on March 12, 1954. She preceded him in death on June 8, 2006.
Playing Poker was a favorite past time for Sherwood and he played until his last day. He also enjoyed bingo and fishing. Sherwood enjoyed working with his cows. After graduating from Fulton High School, he served his country by joining the U.S. Navy where he spent four years. He retired from the Department of Corrections after 36 years.
Those remaining to cherish his memory are one sister-in-law, Norma Harris; nephew, Chuck Houchins (Karla); niece, Donna Neely (Nathan); great-nieces, Audrey Houchins (Kevin Thoenen), Danielle Fischer (John), Sarah Albert (Jon), Jennifer Haller (Mike), and Erin Hentges (Bryan); several other nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his twin sister, Shirley McVeigh; and one brother, Richard Phelps.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Maupin Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kingdom Projects or Compassus Hospice, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.