Shell Knob man earns state award

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Senior Service Award winner Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder presented Glenn Phillips, of Shell Knob, with a Senior Service Award during a luncheon held at the Missouri Capitol on May 8. Pictured above, from left, are: Phillips and Kinder.

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder presented Glenn Phillips, of Shell Knob, with a Senior Service Award during a luncheon held at the Missouri Capitol on May 8. Phillips was nominated by Rita Goodhead, Central Crossing Senior Center administrator.

"He has founded and leads a group of caring individuals who help seniors learn all about their Medicare choices, as well as helping those who have disabilities and who have low income," said Goodhead. "Glenn is a person to look up to and emulate. He is 83 and spent his whole life helping others."

Phillips is a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War and volunteers with VFW Post #2203 in Shell Knob. He has served on the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce and is the Ozarks Clean Water company board president.

Phillips was also the driving force in developing the Shell Knob Seniors Inc., Board. He serves as chief executive officer for the board, which developed Ozark Villas, a low-income senior living complex.

On May 8, Kinder presented Phillips with an official declaration and a Senior Service Award lapel pin.

"Glenn Phillips sets an example for all Missourians with his kindness and willingness to serve seniors in the Shell Knob area," said Kinder. "His selfless service is an inspiration to all who know him."

Kinder received over 150 nominations for the Senior Service Award. He had the opportunity to name 34 winners from the state's 34 Senatorial Districts and one at-large winner. Phillips won in District 29.

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