• 73°

Doris Marilyn McPhillips

On Saturday August 15th, 2020, Doris Marilyn (Palmer) McPhillips, loving mother of two and Grandmother, (Ga-Ga), of three children passed away at the age of 90 years old.

Doris was born December 30th, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA., the only child of Robert and Carrie (Bradley) Palmer. She was “Daddy’s Little Princess” and loved telling everyone she met!

Doris attended Steele school, Gillespie Jr. High and Simon Gratz High School, all located in Philadelphia, PA. Doris graduated in 1947 and later married Richard A. McPhillips, July 3rd, 1954. They later divorced in 1985. They raised two children David and Dianne and spent most of their time together in Quakertown, PA.

Doris stayed home with the children and was a loving homemaker for many years. Later she was employed at Bucks County Intermediate Unit in Doylestown, PA., as a secretary until she retired.

Doris had a passion for travel, the beach and especially enjoyed spending time at her condominium in Cape May, N.J. Doris loved to entertain and enjoyed having friends and family gather at her home in Chalfont, PA. She sure had some great parties! Doris loved children, (especially babies!) and her doll collection. In the end she was holding one of her favorites named “Doris”. She loved old movies and “Gone With The Wind” was her absolute favorite. She was known for her sense of humor, beautiful smile and sassy comments. You were never quite sure what she might say! Doris was a woman of faith and a lifelong member of the Episcopal church.

Doris is preceded in death by her father Robert and her mother Carrie. Doris is survived by her two loving children David (Joann) McPhillips of Horsham, PA and Dianne (Paul) Kotasenski of Nags Head, NC. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kyle (Megan) Kotasenski of Dumfries, VA., Matthew McPhillips of Horsham, PA and Nicole McPhillips of Horsham, PA.

Doris will be cremated in accordance to her wishes. Friends and family are invited to attend funeral services at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Ambler, PA on Monday August 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Graveside will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions for Doris can be made to The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, The Alzheimer’s Foundation or the charity of your choice. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

READ MORE OBITUARIES HERE.

News

Three North Carolina death row inmates to serve life in prison

News

GOP elections board members in NC resign over absentee deal

News

Capital projects for Dare County water system approved

News

Dare occupancy collections set a record for July

News

Manteo annexes vacant lot

News

Belted kingfishers prefer to be near water

Lifestyles

Jennette’s Pier staff members pick peers for excellence awards

News

North Carolina Coastal Federation receives marine debris removal grant from NOAA

Lifestyles

First responders traverse ocean overwash on NC 12 to get child to hospital

News

Sections of NC 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands to reopen Thursday at noon

Lifestyles

Trash collection rescheduled for Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras

News

Kitty Hawk amends building measurement guideline

News

North Carolina’s Allison Jones Rushing in high court mix

News

Conditions on NC 12 in Pea Island continue to prohibit travel; NCDOT aims for Thursday opening

News

Pasquotank County man ‘nearly fell out’ of his truck after $100,000 scratch-off win

Currituck

UPDATED: Man dies at hospital after being pulled from dangerous surf conditions in Corolla

Lifestyles

Our Coastland Then and Now; 2020 Outlook edition from The Coastland Times

Business

Large outdoor venues will be allowed to open at 7% in North Carolina

News

NC 12 reopening pushed back to Wednesday afternoon

News

Sections of NC 12 remains closed, Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry service suspended

News

Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling moratorium to North Carolina

News

Manteo hires deputy town clerk

News

Kill Devil Hills commissioners approve new land use plan

Business

Hall named to Currituck Chamber board