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Harriet Jean Phillips

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Service: 10:00am Sat. March 7th, 2020
Location: St. Teresa Catholic Church

Phillips, Harriet Jean 92, was born in Springfield January 4, 1928 and passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. She graduated from Springfield High in 1946 and moved to New York City to pursue modeling. When she returned to Springfield she married her husband, Joe Phillips and began building her family. Harriet spent the majority of her life raising her 6 boys who always kept her on her toes. Harriet and Joe loved to entertain family and friends. Her warm smile and twinkling eyes always made people feel at ease. She loved visits from her many grandchildren and filled their childhood with love, whisper stories in the morning, hide the thimble, and early mornings in her Garden. She also loved traveling, wine, Rod Stewart, and Death by Chocolate Ice Cream. Harriet was a passionate Gardener as evidenced by the many beautification awards that she received. She would also help organize the yearly (WASSO) garden tour with her dear friend, Janet James. She was an active member of St.Teresa Catholic Church and a proud citizen of Springfield who loved her city. Harriet was truly an Angelic being that finally gets to spread her wings and will be missed by so many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alma and David Giffin, her brother, Gordon Giffin and her beloved husband, Joseph Phillips. Harriet is survived by her sons, Tim Phillips, Kenneth (Ellen) Phillips, Joseph Phillips, Thomas Phillips, Robert (Tiffani) Phillips and David (LaShanda) Phillips as well as 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive family and friends at CONROY FUNERAL HOME on Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in St. Teresa Church. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice.
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My heart goes out to all of the Phillips family for your loss. Your mom was so kind and supportive and I will treasure my memories of her. Her grace and sense of humor were a gift to all who knew her. Blessings on all of you.

- Mary Anne Ray, Thursday March 5th, 2020

Dear Tim and family, Your Mom was a sweet, beautiful lady who always welcomed everyone with warmth and kindness. May she rest in peace along with your Dad. My condolences to you all.

- Patrick McAtee, Monday March 2nd, 2020

Divot and family, we are sorry to hear of your mom's passing. We will never forget our late night visits with Flip and Hattie. Such a fun couple! Condolences to all.

- Steve and MG Gnau, Monday March 2nd, 2020

So sorry to learn of the passing of your Mother. I treasure the wonderful memories of her kind interactions with all your friends back in our high school days. She was so warm and caring. A beautiful lady in every way! Blessings on all of you. My heart goes out to you and all who loved her.

- Marty Rendon, Monday March 2nd, 2020

Sympathy, prayers and best wishes to my cousins Tim, Ken, Joe, Thomas, Robert and David. Raising 6 boys is a guaranteed ticket to heaven. Much love, Peg

- Peg Foley McAtee, Sunday March 1st, 2020

The family and I..Laurie, Bruce, Mike and Elizabeth send our sympathy. Your Mom was always a joy to be with, and I have many happy memories of Essex Road. Blessings and comfort.

- Nancy Savage, Sunday March 1st, 2020

Tim, my thoughts & prayers are with you & your brothers. Your mom was a sweet woman. Take Care,

- Mary O'Brien, Sunday March 1st, 2020

To Tim &FAMILIES, May the precious memories you have shared with your Mom give peace and strength. May God bless and prayers. 🙏❤

- Mary "Rutroff"Weld, Sunday March 1st, 2020

Harriet was one of a kind. Enjoyable to be around. Always made you feel welcome. I planted many starts from her garden. And always star struck Driving down Harding road and staring at her flowers and that beautiful white Dog Wood tree! You will never be forgotten.

- Michael Belcher, Saturday February 29th, 2020

Dear Phillip's boys, I loved your mother. She had the most beautiful gardens! I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Love, Missy

- Missy Valley , Saturday February 29th, 2020

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