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ATTICA - JoAnn (Rush) Phillips, 72, Attica, passed away in the Parkview Nursing Center, Attica, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 8:22 a.m.
JoAnn was born in St. Joseph, Ill., on Aug. 21, 1944. She was the daughter of the late Lowell and Cora Alice (Eddy) Rush.
JoAnn married Luther D. Phillips on April 23, 1988 in Attica. JoAnn was raised and educated in St. Joseph, Ill. She moved to Attica in 1969.
JoAnn and her husband, Luther owned and operated the Spartan Inn in Wingate for several years.
JoAnn was a former member of the Church of the Nazarene Attica, where she served as youth leader. She was an excellent cook and baker. She enjoyed playing bingo and was a member of the Bunco Club. She liked to travel and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles Lodge serving as president several times. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
She leaves behind her husband, Luther Phillips of 29 years; three daughters, Pamela (Les) Scheffer, Lafayette, Kim Clark, Lafayette and Kathy (Justin) Cline, Oakwood; three step-daughters, Penny (Ken) Krout, Veedersburg; Patty (Joe) Carter, Wingate; Marla (Jack) Tanner, Marshfield, Ind.; a step-son, Timothy (Angela) Phillips, Attica; 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Robert (Angel) Rush, Oakwood. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard (Emily) Vallangeon, Jr.; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Friends may call at Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Thursday, March 23, from 11 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. with Rev. Curtis Rush officiating. Burial will follow in Old Baptist Cemetery, west of Newtown, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.
Condolences may be sent on line to www.mausfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 21, 2017
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