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Bessie N. Phillips


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Bessie N. Phillips Obituary
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BESSIE N. PHILLIPS, 93, OF BOYERTOWN Bessie N. Phillips, 93, of Boyertown, PA, wife of the late John W. Phillips, Jr. passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Exeter Twp. Born in Laurens, SC, she was a daughter of the late Norma (Yoder) and Harry Park. She was employed at the Frederick Mennonite Community in the Housekeeping Department for 20 years until her retirement in 1985. Bessie was a member of Hereford Mennonite Church; now Butter Valley Community Church in Bally. She was a Sunday School Teacher, member of the Choir, past secretary of the Evangelism committee, treasurer of the Woman's Organization and an active member of the Frederick Mennonite Community Auxiliary. She is survived by her sons, Roy W., Sr. husband of Carol T. Phillips of Pennsburg and Jay H. husband of Linda C. Phillips of Boyertown; daughters, Carol Ann wife of Charlie Mest of Exeter Twp. and Judy M. wife Glenn Brand of Clarkston, WA; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters. Bessie is predeceased by her daughter, N. Joanne Gehret, and her grandsons, Jimmy Nicholas and Eric Phillips. Funeral Services will be held at the Butter Valley Community Church, 2600 Old Route 100, Bally, PA 18503, Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the church Monday, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Interment will be in the Herford Mennonite Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Bessie's name to the Butter Valley Community Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 97, Bally, PA 18503. Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com
Published in The Mercury on Apr. 1, 2014
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