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Betty J. Phillips-French

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Betty J. Phillips-French Obituary
Betty J. Phillips-French

Born: August 24, 1929; in Aurora, IL

Died: May 26, 2018; in Aurora, IL

Betty J. Phillips-French, 88, of Sandwich entered the loving arms of Jesus Saturday, May 26, 2018 unexpectedly at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born August 24, 1929 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Harold and Marion (Moebs) Stephens. She married Stuart F. Phillips on June 19, 1948 in Sandwich, IL. After his passing, she married George Gordon on December 9, 1988 in Sandwich, IL. After his passing, she married Clyde M. French on October 5, 2000 in Sandwich, IL. Betty was a member of and extremely involved with the Federated Church in Sandwich. She always put the needs of others before her own, caring for many through the years. Betty had many jobs but being a loving wife, mom, and grandma is her legacy.

She is survived by her children, Dianne (Bruce) Cochrane of Watertown, WI, Joanne (Kenneth) Reutter of East Peoria, IL, Connie (Kirby) Myers of Sandwich, IL, Bruce (Lally) Phillips of Big Rock, IL, and Scott (Karen) Phillips of Big Rock, IL; three step children, Roger (Carol) Gordon, Jon French, and Janis (Rex) Wilkinson; twenty grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren and three on the way; stepson-in-law, Tom Gowdy; two sisters-in-law, Coralee (Jim) Krueger and Marilyn (Lowell-dec) Phillips; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a great granddaughter, Anna Rebecca Reutter; a stepdaughter, Carol Gowdy; a stepson, David Gordon.

Funeral Service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Federated Church in Sandwich, IL with Pastor Dan DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home in Sandwich, IL.

Memorials may be directed to the Federated Church, Open Door Rehabilitation, or the .

For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com
Published in Daily-Chronicle on June 2, 2018
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