Wanda M. Phillips Mason Wanda Marie (Davis) Phillips passed away at Stockbridge Country Care Home on January 21, 2014. She was born to Howard Gilbert and Theresia Maxine (Riley) Davis on December 13, 1927 near Fowlerville. She graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1946 and went to work for Michigan Millers Insurance in Lansing. On September 12, 1948 she married Francis (Frank) Leonard Phillips in Fowlerville. While living in Lansing Wanda was very active with softball and volleyball, both playing and officiating. After moving to Mason, she drove a school bus for Mason Schools for almost eighteen years. Wanda and her husband, Frank, served as Community leaders for Alaiedon 4-H club as well as project leaders. She loved sports, such as bowling and golf, as well as teaching leather craft and stain glass and watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, who died September 29, 2013; sisters Norma (Davis) Kelley and Nathalie (Davis) Conner; brother Roger Davis; brother-in-laws Burton Phillips and Keith Conner; and her daughter-in-law Wendy Diane (Scripter) Phillips. She is survived by three children, Kathleen (Larry) Minnis, Richard (MJ) Phillips, and Randall Phillips; eight grandchildren, Jeffery (Christina) Minnis, Daniel (Sarah) Minnis, Erin (Lance) Graf, Kristin Phillips, Traci Phillips, Scott Phillips, Nicole (Jeff) Blackmore, and Paul Phillips; nine great-grandchildren, Tyler and Reese Minnis, Cassa and Raegan Minnis, Ryker and Lottie Graf, Haylie and Kason Blackmore and Cooper Phillips; in-laws, Joy Phillips, Jean (William) Northrop, Howard (Millie) Kelley and Frank (Marilyn) Davis, as well and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI with the Rev. Dwayne Bagley officiating. Interment will follow at Leek Cemetery. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in Wanda's memory be made to Heartland Hospice, 865 S. Cedar, Mason, MI 48854 The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI. On-line condolences may be made at www.grbdmason.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Feb. 2, 2014