Obit: Phillips, Viola E. (1909 - 2004)

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----Source: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 edition of the Clark County Press

Viola E. Phillips

Viola E. Phillips, age 93, of Plymouth, passed away late Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, at the Vslley Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth, where she had been a resident for teh past 30 years.

Viola was born on May 9, 1909 in the Township of Levis, in Clark County, the daughter of the late William and Flora (Demmer) Rath.

She attended Neillsville area grade shcools. On Dec. 29, 1931, she married Levit Phillips in Neillsville. The couple resided in the Spokeville / Granton area.

Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1976.

She was a Home Care Aid throughout her life. She enjoyed every moment she had with people and mostly showing her love to her children and grandchildren. She was a former member of the Unity Church in Sheboygan.

She is survived by tow sons, Edward Phillips of Sheboygan and Elwood Phillips of Abbotsford; seven grandchildren, Kirk Phillips of Plymouth, Verona (Jeff) Lampe of Sheboygan, Tammy (Roland) Buchanan of Sheboygan, David (Rhonda) Phillips of Kewaskum, Betsy Wine of Sheboygan, and Timothy (Bonnie) Phillips of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; 12 great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Kevin, and Kaytlin Phillips of Sheboygan, Nic, Ben, and Schuyler James Buchanan of Sheboygan, Jeremy and Michelle Phillips of Kewaskum, Patti, Jake, and Justin Wine of Sheboygan, Edward Lincoln Phillips of Hermosa Beach, Calif. She is also survived by many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Edward Lewis Phillips, Jr.; one brother, Carl; and two sisters, Margaret and Frieda.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Rev. Thomas Burton, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth officiated. Burial was in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

The Suchon Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2004 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner

 

Viola Phillips

 

Viola E. Phillips, 93, Plymouth, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at the Valley Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, where she had been a resident for the past 30 years. Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Suchon Funeral Home, Plymouth. The Rev. Thomas Burton, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Plymouth, officiated. Burial was in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Viola E. Rath was born May 9, 1909, in the Town of Levis, Clark County, to William and Flora (nee Demmer) Rath. She attended Neillsville area grade shcools. She married Levit Phillips on Dec. 29, 1931, in Neillsville. They resided in the Spokeville / Granton area. She was a Home Care Aid throughout her life. She enjoyed every moment she had with people and mostly showing her love to her children and grandchildren. She was a former member of the Unity Church, Sheboygan.

 

Survivors include two sons, Edward Phillips, Sheboygan and Elwood Phillips, Abbotsford; seven grandchildren, Kirk Phillips, Plymouth, Verona (Jeff) Lampe, Sheboygan, Tammy (Roland) Buchanan, Sheboygan, David (Rhonda) Phillips, Kewaskum, Betsy Wine, Sheboygan, and Timothy (Bonnie) Phillips, Hermosa Beach, Calif.; 12 great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Kevin, and Kaytlin Lampe, Sheboygan, Nic, Ben, and Schuyler James Buchanan, Sheboygan, Jeremy and Michelle Phillips, Kewaskum, Patti, Jake, and Justine Wine, Sheboygan, and Edward Lincoln Phillips, Hermosa Beach, Calif., and many relatives and friends.

 

Preceding her in death was her husband, Levit, on Aug. 19, 1976; one grandson, Edward Louis Phillips, Jr.; one brother, Carl Rath; and two sisters, Margaret and Frieda.

A memorial fund is being established in her name.

 

The Suchon Funeral Home, Plymouth, assisted the family with arrangements.

 

 


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