Bess M. Phillips


Bess M. Phillips, 93, of Vallonia, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Schneck Medical Center. Born May 7, 1924 in Frankfort, Indiana, she was the daughter of Clyde and Stella (George) Callahan. Bess was married to Richard Phillips, having spent 53 years together.

Bess enjoyed sewing, knitting, crafts, puzzles, traveling and spending time with family, especially grandkids.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; children, Tom Andis of Seymour, Kitty (Rick) Foster of Medora, Becky Andis of Bloomington, Janet (Rick Rickard) Murphy of Seymour, and Robert (Wayne Vice) Phillips of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Haven Andis, Hailey Andis, Holly (Casami) Johnson, Keith (Jezzie) Robbins, Tyler (Allison) Andis, Andy (Bonnie) Washam, Christy (Brent) Emily, Joey (Ashley) Murphy, Betsy Foster and Dennis (Bobbie) Carpenter. Bess also leaves behind 24 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and her beloved poodle Rusty.

Bess was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Lee Ann Carpenter-Box; 6 siblings; grandson, Travis Foster; and great-grandson, A.J. Washam.

Services will be at 1:00pm on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre. Visitation will be from 2:00pm until 6:00pm on Tuesday or from noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Memorials can be made at the funeral home to the Bess Phillips Memorial Fund.

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