Name:    Philip Monroe "Phip" Stoddard

From:  The Bulletin Journal, Independence, Iowa
Date:  Sunday, July 25, 2010

Philip "Phip" Monroe Stoddard, 87, of Jesup, died Friday, July 16 at his home.

He was born March 28, 1923 in Independence, son of Vine M. and Hazel Potwin Stoddard. The family moved to Jesup where he attended Jesup Consolidated School, graduating in 1940. He served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War 2 from 1942 until his discharge in 1946.

Phip drove a milk truck and did milk testing for Jesup Creamery. He worked for K7B Feed & Hatchery, and also farmed east of town. Later, Phip drove a moving van for North American Van Lines and drove a truck hauling steel for Western Truck Lines. He also drove a school bus for Jesup Community School. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Pump-Scheer American Legion Post 342, both in Jesup.

On July 14, 1950, Phip married Frances (Mix) Wheatley in Jesup. She was the mother of Kay and Brad (Bud) whom he adopted. Frances was killed in an automobile accident in 1956. Their daughter, Kay also died as the result of an automobile accident July 11, 1990. She had two children, Del English and Nancy Scaggs. Brad married Jean Weinhold and they have two sons, Brad and Jason Stoddard.

Mr. Stoddard is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Jean Stoddard of Hot Springs, South Dakota; four grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Marian Stoddard of Jesup; and two nephews, Greg (Robyn) Stoddard of Shohola, Pennsylvania, and Rick (Janie) Stoddard of Denver, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; one daughter, Kay English; and one brother, Gilbert V. Stoddard.

Memorial services 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 30 at the First United Methodist Church, Jesup, with Reverend Vicki Reece officiating. Burial at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Jesup, with military rites conducted by Pump-Scheer American legion Post 342 of Jesup.