Mrs. Mary Elaine Phelps, age 85 of Burnside, Kentucky passed from this life on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center under the care of Hospice of Lake Cumberland after an extended illness.  She was the widow of the late Mr. Joe Phelps.

Mrs. Phelps was born on June 8, 1931 in Burnside, Kentucky to the late William and Emma Galloway Sloan.  She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.  Mary Elaine had a genuine love for playing the piano, her church and her dogs.    

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister Mildred Sauer.

She is survived by her sons; Eddie Phelps and Angie and Carl Edward Phelps of Burnside, Kentucky. Three granddaughters; Marla (Mitch) Loveless and their children Bailey and Sidney of Somerset, Kentucky and Shanda and Carla.  Grandson; C.J. Phelps of Monticello, Kentucky and great-grandson; Christian.  Her sister; Emma Lou (Eugene) New of Somerset, Kentucky.  She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and special friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:00 P. M. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Brother Melvin Sisson and Brother David Baker officiating.  

Interment will be in the Goff Cemetery following the Funeral Services.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mary Elaine Memorial fund.

 Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.