Edith G. (Featheringill) Phillips
Edith Garland (Featheringill) Phillips, age 92 of Shelby, died Sunday, September 28, 2008 at her home, surrounded by her family and friends after a short illness.
Mrs. Phillips was born July 23, 1916 in Seneca County, Ohio the daughter of the late Albert and Maude (Orwig) Featheringill. Edith grew up in Columbus Grove, Ohio and in 1940 she married Florentine Phillips in Bellevue, Ohio. She resided in the Attica/Bellevue area until they moved to Shelby in 1960. She has been a Shelby resident the past forty eight years. Edith retired from the American Cancer Society in Shelby in 1981 and was a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, playing the organ and genealogy. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Toledo Colony of Mayflower Descendants. She was a vital part of her extended family’s lives and will be deeply missed by all of them.
She is survived by her three loving sons and spouses, Virgil and Carla Phillips of Shelby, Dale and Charlotte Phillips of Attica, Ralph Phillips of Shelby and Joyce Phillips of Oak Harbor; 10 grandchildren and spouses, Todd Phillips, Tina and Rod Kiser, Theresa and Jeff Wallace, Tracy and Ben Patrick, DeeDee and John Arnt, Marvin and Rachel Phillips, Annette Phillips and Karen Robinson, Angela and Chad Deskins, Monica Phillips, and Kimberly and Chad Leland; 22 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a brother, Dwight Featheringill of Toledo; a sister, Myrt Gray of Tiffin; Many wonderful friends, including special friend and caregiver, Sharon McNary and her family of Shelby.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Florentine Shorty Phillips, a grandson, Glenn Phillips, 3 brothers, Harold Featheringill, Marion Featheringill, Earnest Featheringill, and 2 sisters, Ethel Stockmaster and Velma Gray.
Friends may call on Thursday, October 2, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM at the Turner Funeral Home where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 8:30 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in St. Sebastian Cemetery in Bismark, Ohio. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Senior Center or Shelby Foundation. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at