Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Beda Marie (Kempf) Phillips

Beda Marie Phillips, age 81, of Shelby, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Med Central Mansfield Hospital.

She was born October 28, 1929 in Shelby the daughter of the late George C. and Martha M. (Verhoff) Kempf. Beda was a 1947 graduate of Shelby High School. Beda was the assistant food service director for Shelby City Schools, retiring in December 1994. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church where she sang in the church choir for many years, and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and Daughters of Isabella. Beda loved flowers and enjoyed raising many varieties of African violets – at last count she had over sixty. She enjoyed music, playing the piano and participating in the local presentation of the Messiah. Beda was a devoted mother and grandmother and her greatest pleasures came from spending time with her girls.

Beda is survived by her husband: Charles R. Chuck Phillips, whom she wed on February 23, 1957; 5 daughters: Susan (Dale) Black of Toledo, Karen (Jack) Brumenschenkel of Shelby, Sally Phillips of Shelby, Kelly (Dan) Wurm of Mansfield, Mary (Marc) Rodrigues of Shelby; 3 granddaughters: Emily Wurm, Rachel Brumenschenkel and Morgan Brumenschenkel; 2 step grandsons; a step great grandson; a sister: Irma (Vince) Studer of Shelby; 2 Sisters-in-law: Catherine Kempf of Ontario, Helen Kempf of Fairborn; a brother-in-law: Lloyd Seitz of Shelby. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers: Carl Kempf, Edgar Kempf, a sister: Jeannette Seitz.

Friends may call on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where the rosary will be recited by the Daughters of Isabella at 3:45 PM and a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:30 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Church. On-line condolences may be made to www.TurnerFuneralHomeShelby.com

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

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    Family: Beda Phillips
    Name: Jean Russell
    Date: 11-03-09
    Time: 21:53:28 -0500

    Condolence:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Beda was a very special person to all of us and she will be missed. My God bless and keep her.

    Jean & Ed Russell, Catherine Kempf

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    Family: Beda Phillips
    Name: Leonore Witchey-Lakshmanan and family
    Date: 11-03-10
    Time: 08:23:07 -0500

    Condolence:

    Our memories of Beda are warm and comforting.
    She made our growing up years at SMS and SHS with Karen and the girls special in so many ways.

    We will miss you, Beda.

    Leonore and family

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    Family: Beda Phillips
    Name: The Highs
    Date: 11-03-11
    Time: 19:32:26 -0500

    Condolence:

    We want to extend, to Chuck and family, our deepest sympathy.
    We will miss our chats with Beda on our annual visits to Shelby.

    Betty & Duane High

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    Family: Beda Phillips
    Name: Dale Stamper
    Date: 11-03-11
    Time: 16:34:04 -0500

    Condolence:

    Mary
    I am so sorry about the passing of your mother my heart and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Family: Beda Phillips
    Name: Lori Stewart
    Date: 11-03-10
    Time: 22:10:03 -0500

    Condolence:

    May your memories comfort you and may you find strength in God’s love at this time of sorrow.

    With sympathy and understanding.

    Lori~

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    Family: Beda Marie (Kempf) Phillips
    Name: LINDA STENTZ
    Email: Date: 11-03-10
    Time: 20:51:58 -0500

    Condolence:

    CHUCK AND FAMILY ,

    SO SORRY ABOUT THE LOSS OF UR WIFE , MOTHER AND GRANDMA . I REMEMBER BEDA FROM WHEN I USED TO DELIVER THE NEWS JOURNAL. SHE WAS A VERY SWEET LADY . SHE WILL BE MISSED . CHAERISH THE MEMORIES . MAY GOD WRAP HIS ARMS AROUND YOU ALL DURING THIS DIFFCUILT TIME AND IN THE DAYS TO COME.
    LINDA STENTZ

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    Family: Beda Phillips
    Name: Jeanne Black and Jessen
    Date: 11-03-11
    Time: 21:53:01 -0500

    Condolence:

    Dear Sally and family: We are very sorry to hear that your Mother passed away. We are keeping you in our prayers.

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    Family: Beda Phillips
    Name: Gary, Patti, Eric, Katie, Jesse Lauderbaugh
    Date: 11-03-14

    Condolence:

    Dear Chuck & Family
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to all of you. She’ll always be watching over you. God Bless and take care!

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    Family: beda phillips
    Name: Traci Moorhead Seibert
    Date: 11-03-15
    Time: 16:23:36 -0500

    Condolence:

    Dear Sally and Family ~ Im so sorry. You have my sympathy. God Bless you

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    Name: Alan
    Date: 11-03-23

    Condolence:

    This is a tragedy for all of us that new Mrs. Phillips. She will be missed by more than just us. She will be missed by the whole community. I am truly sorry about your

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    Family: Beda Phillips
    Date: 11-04-30
    Time: 00:51:28 -0400

    Condolence:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories with your family as a child. Mrs. Phillips was a good friend to Mom, a wonderful piano player and her voice will always be a cherished memory of Sunday Mass. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

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