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Phillip Earl Zeih

November 11, 1932 — November 20, 2020

Phillip Earl Zeih, 88, of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 at New Haven Living Center in Odessa.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. FACE MASK ARE REQUIRED, NO EXCEPTIONS. A graveside service with military rites will follow at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the Odessa Cemetery. If you cannot stand for an extended period of time, please bring a chair. Memorials are suggested to the Charity of Donor’s Choice. Memories of Phillip and condolences for his family may be left at or on our Facebook Page.

Phillip was born on November 11, 1932 in Aulne, Kansas to Fred and Viola (Criger) Zeih. He was a graduate of Odessa High School in Odessa, MO. Phillip was a veteran of the United States Army and earned a Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Command GO 116, UN Service Medal, Mert Unit Command GO 512 EUSAK. On April 2, 1955 he married Shirley (Claunch) Zeih in Odessa, MO. She survives of the home. Phillip retired after 25 years from OLIN Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, MO. He was Baptist by faith. Phillip was a member of the Odessa VFW Post 5675. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Phillip enjoyed music, especially playing guitar.

Survivors include Phillip’s wife, Shirley Zeih of Odessa, MO; three children, Phyllis Wahn and husband Doug of Lee’s Summit, MO, Michael Zeih of Independence, MO and Darla Slocum and husband Darren of Grain Valley, MO; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Arey of Kansas City, MO; two brothers-in-law, Tommy Claunch and wife Janet of Warrensburg, MO and John Claunch and wife Judy of Kingman, AZ; two sisters-in law, Dorothy Begemann of Lexington, MO and Jane Davis of Raytown, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Phillip was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Merle Zeih and wife Marie.

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306 S 2nd St, Odessa, MO 64076

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