Dr. Leland A. Phipps


Dr. Leland A. Phipps, 64, of Paris, Illinois, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.

Dr. Phipps was a graduate of Northwestern University with a B.S. in engineering and his MD from the University of Illinois Medical Center.

He served his residency in family practice at the University of Kansas and joined the staff of the Paris Medical Center Clinic in 1981, where he practiced for the past 36 years.

He is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, as well as the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Edgar County Medical Society, Southern Illinois Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, American Diabetes Association and the World Organization of Family Doctors.

Born Nov. 20, 1952 in Kankakee, Illinois, he was the son of the late Ogden A. and Margaret Jean (Honnold) Phipps.

He is survived by Carol (Spaulding) Phipps, his wife of 35 years, and their two sons, Michael William Phipps of Urbana and Franklin Oliver Phipps, who is engaged to Kelsey Elaine Shaffer of Nashville, Tennessee. Leland has a brother Thomas O. Phipps of Afton, Oklahoma; a sister, Jean (Phipps) Hoyle and her husband, Nick of Woodridge, Illinois. He was the nephew of Julie Ann Lund and the late Judge Carl Lund of Paris and a cousin to their three daughters, Dr. Julie Jean (Lund) Dollins, Stephanie (Lund) Drake and Tricia (Lund) Batson.

Visitation for Dr. Phipps will be from 4 to 8 p.m. CST Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church of Paris. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. CST Friday at the First Presbyterian Church of Paris.

Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Phipps’ name to the InterChurch Food Pantry of Johnson County, P.O. Box 147, Whiteland, IN 46184 or to the Paris Community Hospital Foundation, 721 E. Court St., Paris, IL 61944.

For further information and online condolences, please see www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.