Dr Phipps, widely known for her enthusiasm and caring stance - as well as her flamboyant hair colours and ability to shop - joined Garland House Surgery, Darfield, and Woodgrove Surgery, Wath upon Dearne, near Barnsley, Yorkshire, 15 years ago.
Her father Mike Phipps said ‘She was a one off; flamboyant, engaging and patients loved her.
Dr Phipps was a member of the Royal College of GPs Adolescent Task Group and the Association for Young People's Health.
Dr Dick Churchill, acting chairman of the Task Group, said ‘Kathy was a dynamic, enthusiastic member who was passionate about her work.'
Dr Phipps and her husband Dr Walter Rhoden left three children, Olivia,12, Emily,15 and Jamie, 16.
The family has opened a website with information and the opportunity to send a message of sympathy at www.kathyandwalterrhoden.info
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