Mary Joan Phillips

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/24/2009 14:00:00

Marywood OH 9/25/2009 10:00:00

Mary Joan (Wise) Phillips, age 73, resident of Willard, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 21, 2009 at her home. She was born November 9, 1935 in Peru Township to the late Rosina (Swint) Wise and Frank Wise. She worked at Pioneer Rubber Company (sewing plant) and later was a homemaker. She was a former member of St. Sebastian Church and a current member of St. Gaspar del Bufalo Church. She was a long time member of the Altar Rosary Society, and led the Rosary for many years at the church. She spent many hours canning and gardening. Mary loved being with Joe, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Joseph Edward Phillips, whom she married on October 12, 1957; six children, Steve (Lisa) Phillips of Willard, Ed Phillips of Willard, Barb Shade of Willard, Maryann (Dave) Brown of Attica, Tom (Jane) Phillips of North Fairfield and Lisa (Kyle) Hohman of Midland, Michigan; five siblings, Richard (Olive) Wise, Norma Baum, Eugene (Louann) Wise, Urban (Betty) Wise and Rita (Vincent) Foos; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ambrose Wise and Raymond Wise; one sister, Anna (Wise) Knoll; grandchild, Steven Phillips, Jr. and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8PM. The funeral mass will be held Friday, September 25, 2009 at 10AM at St. Gaspar del Bufalo Church in Marywood, Ohio with Fr. Paul Fahrbach officiating; assisted by Deacon Vincent Foos. The rosary will be recited at church before the mass. Burial will follow in St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery in Bismark, Ohio. The family would like to thank the staff at Willard Mercy Hospital, Dr. Sizemore, Dr. Stanberry, Dr. Kahn, Sister Diane Hay, Sister Rita Mary Wasserman, Fr. Paul Fahrbach, Fr. Stanley Szybka, Stein Hospice, and dear friends for their prayers, loving care and support during this difficult time. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Lonnie Homan - Sep 25, 2009

Joe and Family,
I am Saddened to hear of your loss. Mary was a wonderful person and will be missed greatly. In the time I knew Mary, She always had a smile and laughter in her . She will be missed..
Lonnie Homan

Rose Jaeckin - Sep 25, 2009

Joe and are in our families thoughts and prayers during this time…please let us know if there is anything we can do for you…love always..rose and denny and family

Marsha Ganni - Sep 24, 2009

Steve, Lisa and family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
God Be With You,
Marsha Ganni
Ashley, Craig (and Ethan) Wenninger

Marsha Ganni - Sep 24, 2009

Ed and family, Our deepest sympathy for you loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
God Be With You,
Marsha Ganni,
Ashley, Craig (and Ethan) Wenninger

Virginia Siebenaller - Sep 24, 2009

Ed I am truely sorry for you and your family’s loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Roger & Diane Stephens - Sep 24, 2009

Tom and Family, We would like to send our condolences to you and your family. We are sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers.
Take care

Jim and Charlene - Sep 24, 2009

Dear Joe and family, so sorry in your loss of your beloved wife and mother. She was a beautiful person. It was always great to see her and talk with her. We pray that your precious memories of her will help sustain you during this difficult time. Even though we cannot be present, you remain in our prayers and know that God will give you everything you need to get through this. We do know she is in the arms of her savior, Jesus, resting in His love

Julie Osborn - Sep 23, 2009

Our deepest sympathy with the loss of your loved one.
~ Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.~
Julie Osborn and Mark Metzger

Ken & Debbie King - Sep 23, 2009

Tom and Family, our deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your Mother, our prayers go out to
you and your family, and hope that time will heal
your hearts. God Bless.

Leslie Benoit - Sep 23, 2009

Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. If there’s anything I can do for you please let me know.

Deb Andrews - Sep 23, 2009

Maryann and Family-I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time…. may the love of family and friends along with the wonderful memories of your mom help you to carry on… Sincerely- Deb Andrews

Claris & Bill Hicks - Sep 23, 2009

Joe, Rita and family so sorry you lost your wife, sister, Aunt, and mother. Our love and prayers are
with you and all of your loved ones. I know Mary will be greatly missed.Just hang in there God can
and will give your strength.
Claris, Bill and Family

Joni Polachek - Sep 23, 2009

Joe, Ed and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Mary was such a sweet lady. Our prayers to all. Kevin and Joni Polachek and Donna Moore

Don and Donna Myers - Sep 22, 2009

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family of Mary Phillips. Those of us who have had their lives touched by Mary’s kindness are better for having known her. She will be missed.

Nan Schumacher - Sep 22, 2009

Maryann and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. My heart goes out to you and your entire family. It is such a loss to lose your Mother. She was such a sweetie. I always loved talking to her. She will be greatly missed. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Love and prayers to all.

Marvin and Cathy Bogner - Sep 22, 2009

Joe and Family,
Just wanted you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. May God be with you all.

Hilary Alexander - Sep 22, 2009

Dear Tom and Family,
Your mom sounds like she was truly a wonderful person. I am so sorry for what you are going through and will be praying for the strength you need to get through this difficult time.

Cynthia Branham - Sep 22, 2009

Dear Joe and family,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your wife and mother. May it help to know that ohers care and share in your sorrow. May God Bless you and grant you comfort and peace.
God Bless You,
Cynthia and Dennis Branham
Summertown, Tennessee

Barb Ritchey - Sep 22, 2009

Barb and family,
My Deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. I know your Mom will be missed.
Your Mom has been in my thoughts and prayers.
I have been thinking of you..
May God be with you and your family.

David & Kelly Conley - Sep 22, 2009

Tom and Family,
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Kelly and I send you our prayer’s and deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Your friend.