Beth Ann (Phillips) Galbreath

September 18, 1943 ~ August 9, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Beth Ann (Phillips) Galbreath, 78, of Newkirk, OK formerly of Arkansas City, KS passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at her home. Services have been scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the Calvery Chapel Church. There is no visitation scheduled. A memorial has been established with the Arkansas City Recreation Center for Youth Scholarships. Contributions may be left in the care of the Shelley Family Funeral Home. 

Beth was born in Coyle, OK on September 18, 1943, the daughter of J. Dow and Anne (Buster) Phillips. She graduated from Ark City High School in 1961 and worked as a dental tech for Dr. McCall until her marriage to Stanley Galbreath in Miami, OK on February 2, 1963. They first made their home in Alexandria, LA, where Stan was stationed at England Air Force base and returned to Ark City after his service and lived there most of their married life. After Stan’s death in 1980, she raised their family and kept them together with the help of family, friends and the community. She worked at Cover’s Shoes and drove the senior citizens' bus for 17 years retiring from there. After Larry's passing, Beth lived the remainder of her life in Newkirk with her longtime companion, Larry Engle, and her daughter and son-in-law. Beth enjoyed gardening and cooking and excelled at both. She also loved taking care of her family and spending time with her grandkids.

Survivors include her children Deron (Sheila) Galbreath, Julie (Phillip) Gregory, Anthony Clayton Galbreath, and step-son Darren Sims; grandchildren: Danielle (Aaron) Warren, Megan (Jordan) Elston, Mitchell (Dedra) Gregory, Stanley Galbreath, Madison Galbreath, Lorelei (Amber) Lockner, Emilie (Nathan) Hunter; great-grandchildren: Jordyn, Jaxton, Sydney, Nora, Ella, Emma, Cooper, Olivia, Cadence, Jaedyn, Cylis, Adleigh, Everlea, Ezmae, Ayvien, Jax, Madeline, and Ember; siblings: Becky (Ken) Harader, John (Shawna) Phillips, Dennis (Karen) Phillips, and sisters-in-law Mary Phillips and Roxanne (Phil) Moorman. Beth was preceded in death by her parents, husband Stan, long-time companion Larry Engle, brothers Philip Ed Phillips and Owen Phillips, and sister Judy Kay Phillips.



Memorial Service
October 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Calvary Chapel
1001 S. 3rd St.
Arkansas City, KS 67005


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