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May 30, 2013

PHYLLIS RAE (CONE) MILBURN (3/15/1966 - 5/24/2013)

Phyllis Rae (Cone) Milburn, age 47, passed away May 24, 2013 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born March 15, 1966 in Kirksville, MO to Phillip C and Helen E (Tovar) Cone.

She graduated from Scotland County R-I High School in 1985 and from Indian Hills Community College in 1987. She moved to Burlington, IA after college graduation and resided there until her death.

She married Joseph E. Milburn on July 16, 1990 and to this union one son was born, Zachary Milburn. Phyllis worked at several places in Burlington: The Holiday, Head Start, K-Mart, Winegard, Vista and for the past 7 years at Alphagoma.

She enjoyed going out to eat and having coffee with friends, RV camping with her special friend Lonnie and his dog Arrow. She also had a great love for playing slots at the casino.

She is survived by her son Zachary Milburn of the home, her parents, Phil and Helen Cone of Memphis, MO, a sister Crystal Jones and husband Rob of Excelsior Springs, MO, a grandmother Pauline Tovar of Loveland, CO, two nephews, Sam Jones Lawrence, KS and Preston Jones of Maryville, MO, special friend Lonnie Radel Wever, IA, several aunts, uncles and cousins along with many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Milburn, mother-in-law and father-in-law Marion and Edwin Milburn, brother-in-law Ralph Milburn, maternal grandparents Carmen and Jim Torres and Walter Tovar, and paternal grandparents Lois and Russell Aldridge and Raymond Cone.

We will miss her generous spirit, bright smile and bubbly laugh. She will forever remain in our hearts.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 and family will receive friends Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Phyllis Milburn's name to the following:

Scotland County Cancer Fund, Route 2 Box 167, Memphis, MO 63555 or Burlington Care Center, Burlington, Iowa.

Cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel and Burlington Wilbert Crematory.

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Memphis MO 63555
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