There is a volunteer in Phillips County who will go to the courthouse and also look up obits. You'll find the volunteer's contact info at www.gengathering.com
, Kansas, Phillips County. You do need to sign in to find contact info.
IF that doesn't work out, The Phillips County Clerk's office has early death records. You'll have to contact them to find out if they have any from 1881.
Her parents names might be in her death notice. The Phillipsburg Public Library, www.phillipsburgks.us/139/Programs-Services
has newspaper microfilm from 1878 to the present.
Another newspaper resource is the Kansas Historical Society, www.kshs.org/newspaper/newspaper_reels/search/county:PL
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