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Betty (Norris) Phillips

May 23, 1933 ~ February 26, 2022 (age 88)

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Betty J. (Norris) Phillips, 88, peacefully finished her journey to heaven in the presence of her family on February 26, 2022, at Otterbein, St. Marys.

Betty was born on May 23, 1933, in Warsaw, Indiana, to the late Earl & Mary Belle (Stackhouse) Norris. She married her high school sweetheart, James "Jim" Phillips, on July 27, 1952. They were married nearly 70 years, and he currently lives at Otterbein, St. Marys.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Dr. Stephen (Rachael) Phillips and Dr. Brad (Mary Kay) Phillips; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Frank) Sabelhaus, CMDR C. Ryan (Andrea) Phillips, Christy (Bryan) Dam, Julia (Rafael) Guerrero, Dr. David (Janelle) Phillips and Sarah (Timothy) Hollihan. She also has 14 great-grandchildren. Her sister-in-law Molly (Phillips) Warren survives in Leesburg, Indiana.

Betty cherished her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who met her. She was active in her church, serving in ladies' societies and Sunday School classes. She enjoyed reading, travelling, playing cards and being with friends. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in her heart.

A celebration of Betty's life will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home with Rev. Diane Mendelson officiating. Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2022, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Lake Hospice, Grand Lake United Methodist Church or Otterbein, St. Marys.

Condolences may be shared with the Phillips family at www.lehmandzendzelfh.com

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Public Viewing
March 4, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home

Memorial Service
March 5, 2022

10:00 AM
Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home


Otterbein St. Marys Senior Living Choices
11300 Yost Circle, St. Marys OH 45885

Grand Lake United Methodist Church
119 E. Fulton St., Celina OH 45822
Tel: 1-419-586-6621

Grand Lake Hospice
200 St. Clair St. ., St. Marys OH 45885
Tel: 1-419-394-7434
Web: http://www.grandlakehealth.org

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