Chesterton Tribune

Marianne Phillips dies at 66

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Marianne Phillips, of Valparaiso passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Sunday, March 9, 2008 with her family by her side at South Miami Hospital, South Miami, Fla. She was 66.

Marianne was born July 11, 1941 in Gary, the daughter of George and Anna (Doban) Magura, both of whom preceded her in death.

On January 27, 1962 in Gary, she married Newell Braley Phillips III who survives in Valparaiso.

Also surviving are a son Newell Braley (Bonita) Phillips IV of Rolling Prairie; a daughter Melanie (Eugene) Yagelski, of Washington Twp.; grandchildren, Eugene, Branden and Sydney Yagelski; a brother George (Mary Jane) Magura of Inverness, Fla.; a sister Ann (Andrew) Riecan of Land OíLakes, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Leanne Phillips Halfman, of Dyer, and Connie Goodan Phillips, of Crown Point; and many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was also preceded in death by a sister Elizabeth (John) Bobor and brother-in-law, George Phillips.

Marianne worked for Centier Bank as a teller, and sold Avon products. She was a Lew Wallace High School graduate class of 1959 a member of Westchester Lanes Bowling Leagues, Bunco club and was an avid reader and animal lover. She was a very loving and appreciative person.

Funeral service, Rev. Robert Breitbarth officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Resurrection Lutheran Church on Randolph St. and U.S. Hwy 30, Crown Point. Interment will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Griffith.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home 517 Broadway, Chesterton, and on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorials for Marianne may be made to the charity of the donorís choice.




Posted 3/13/2008