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Services Wednesday for Phyllis Connors, age 75

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Phyllis Connors, age 75, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Thursday, May 26th, 2016. Phyllis was born on March 31st, 1941, in Gary, IN, to Julius J. and Ruth Ann (Preston) Gericke.

Phyllis is survived by her children, Chris (Mitch) Gaffigan of Chesterton, Jack (Kari Sykes) Connors Jr. of Chesterton, Mike (Jodi) Connors of Chesterton, Kathy (Bryan) Benke of Valparaiso, and Colleen (Brian) Vatthauer of Valparaiso; grandchildren, Mitch, Connor, Kevin, Matt and Meghan Gaffigan, John and Nathan Connors, Theresa Connors, Elizabeth, Emily, and Ashley Vatthauer; brother, Julius (Barbara) Johnson of Cedar Lake; and her caregiver, Ruth Mkandawire.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John (Jack) Connors; her parents, and brother, James Johnson. The family would also like to thank Phyllis’ doctor, Dafer Al-Haddadin.

Phyllis was a lifelong area resident and a devoted grandmother. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Chesterton and President of Connors Automotive.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN, 46304 with Father James Meade, Father David Gosnell and Father Kevin McCarthy concelebrating. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with a wake service at 7:30 p.m.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 5/31/2016





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