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
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
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.
to the family may be made at