Mary L. Phelps
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Mary Lucretia Phelps, 112, went home to be with her Lord on November 19, 2012.

She was born August 5, 1900 in Johnstown, Pa. to Andrew and May Miller. She worked for B.F. Goodrich during World War I, but for most of her life was a homemaker where she enjoyed baking and canning, but most importantly taking care of her loving family. Mary was a member of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of the Akron Baptist Temple.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Dennis Phelps; brothers, Earl and Walter Miller; sisters, Maude Miller, Freda Grace Price and Helen Ziants; and great-great-granddaughter, Faith French. She is survived by daughter, Cleta V. (Charles W.) Boyce; grandchildren, Renee (Robert) Winkelblech; great-grandchildren, Heather (Jeff) French and Andrew Winkelblech; great-great-grandchildren, Christian, Austin, Lucas, and Matthew French.

Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m., where service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, Rev. Ernie Kemppel officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of VNS, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, OH 44333 or the Akron Baptist Temple, 2324 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44314, in memory of Mary. Funeral home map, directions, and the Phelps Family condolence book are available at

(Bacher, 330-644-0024)

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Nov. 21, 2012.
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November 30, 2012
So sorry to hear about your mothers passing. I am so glad I took the time to find out that you were my neighbors. I wish I had known you better. God bless you and keep you in His care.
Bonnie Halmasy
November 24, 2012
Dear Clete, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I would of come to the funeral home had I been in town. She is in a good place now,
Bobbie Mosey
November 21, 2012
Longevity is a blessing from God.(Genesis 15:15) . . .:" you will be buried at a good old age."Mary was blessed with 112 years of power.May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
November 22, 2012
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Bacher Funeral Home
November 21, 2012
Dear Cleta
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was one fine lady. And I will miss her. Mt heart goes out to you.And all of your family.My prayers are with you.But always remember you will see her again.Also Renee Bob Andy, Jeff Heather,and the 4 boys I will be praying for you you from Aunt Penny
Penny French
November 21, 2012
I was honored to be introduced to Mrs. Phelps in August and so glad that I visited her. What a remarkable long life. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Mayor Al Bollas
November 21, 2012
Dear Heather,
Kara has been keeping me in touch of things with your great great grandmother. What a blessing she was to you and your family. May the good memories keep you company in the rough days ahead. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Jan Adams
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