Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Charles Richard “Chuck” Phillips

Charles Richard “Chuck” Phillips, age 85, of Shelby, died Monday, September 1, 2014 at his home.

He was born August 6, 1929 in Mansfield, the son of the late Albert L. and Germaine R. (Lambermont) Phillips. Chuck was a 1947 graduate of Shelby High School and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War serving in Florida and Turkey. Chuck’s working career was in computer programming having worked at Wilkins Air Force Depot, Mansfield Telephone Company, AMF, Lumbermen’s Mutual Insurance, First National Bank in Mansfield and North Central Technical College – from which he retired in 1995 as the director of the IT department.

He was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church where he had been an altar server, lay distributor, usher and a member of the St. Mary’s School Board. Chuck was also a member of Shelby American Legion, Catholic War Veterans, Shelby Knights of Columbus, and Mansfield Liederkranz.

Chuck enjoyed spending time in the kitchen. He was a very good cook as he especially liked cooking Sunday dinner and making cookies. Traveling was another source of enjoyment. No matter where he went – driving around the area country side or around Europe when he was in the service – he liked it all. However, his greatest joy was his family. He cherished the times he spent with his girls and their families.

He is survived by his 5 daughters: Susan (Dale) Black of Toledo, Karen (Jack) Brumenschenkel of Shelby, Sally Phillips of Shelby, Kelly (Dan) Wurm of Mansfield, and Mary (Marc) Rodriguez of Shelby; 3 granddaughters: Emily Wurm, Rachel Brumenschenkel, and Morgan Brumenschenkel; 2 step grandsons and 2 step great grandsons; 2 sisters-in-law: Irma (Vince) Studer of Shelby and Helen Kempf of Fairborn; several nieces and nephews. On February 23, 1957 he married Beda M. Kempf and she preceded him in death in 2011; also preceding him were: his parents; 2 brothers: John Phillips and James Phillips; 4 sisters: Thelma Fulmer, Gertrude Greenwood, Viola Wenzlick and Frances C. Phillips.

Friends and family are welcome on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a wake service will be held at 7:45 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby with Father Jim Sanford officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Ralston says:

    To the Phillips girls–I’m so sorry for your loss. I know the last months have been a struggle for you as well as a frustrating time for him. He and Beda will now be together again. I won’t be able to make it up for the services but you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Chuck.

  2. Katie Branch says:

    So sorry for your loss, and my condolences to all of you.

  3. Ed and Jean Russell says:

    You all know how much we loved Uncle Chuck. We always enjoyed his sense of humor. So many good times at the Liederkranz with he and Beda. He is gone but will never be forgotten.

  4. Margie Wechter/Shelby Home and Public Health says:

    Dear Sally and family,
    We were very sorry to hear of Chucks passing. Even though he was known to this agency professionally, he became our friend. All of us here have a story about him.He always had a great outlook on life and was very optimistic,no matter what was going on with him medically. We will never forget him, as his office plant, Mr. Charles is still thriving!

  5. Lee Tasseff says:


    Very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I understand he was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  6. Erin Palmer Szavuly says:

    Dear Sally and family,

    My heart goes out to you at this time. Chuck had an amazing will and this past year has been a testimony to that very fact. Beda is now smiling and sitting with him to watch over all of you. May peace be with you as it is now with him.


  7. Judy Miller says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers to your family
    Judy Miller

  8. Evelyn Gugger says:

    Sally and family. So sorry for your loss. May The Lord give you peace.

  9. Laura Davidson says:

    Dear Kelly, Dan, Emily, and family – I’m so sorry for your loss. Words just don’t do justice at a time like this. But please know that I am praying for all of you. May your father find eternal peace and happiness in heaven.

  10. Pete Grant says:

    Nancy and I are saddened to hear of Chuck’s passing. He was a colleague, in the finest sense of the word, at North Central Technical College for my first fifteen years there. On numerous occasions he provided help and information in relation to his work in the IT Department that made my job much easier and at the same time benefitted both employees and students. His ready wit and emense sense of humor were greatly appreciated by all who knew him. It was an honor and great pleasure to work with him.

    Mary, you and your family are in our prayers . . .

  11. Tony Woodard says:

    Chuck Phillips always seemed to be smiling. He always had a kind word, or something funny to say that made you smile as well.
    I worked with he and his daughter Mary at NCTC (NC State) for many years and count them both dearly. It is so good to have known you both.
    You will be sorely missed, Chuck!

  12. Tracey Boggs says:

    Kelly, Dan, Emily and the entire Phillips family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Keep the memories of your dad and mom close to your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Tracey Boggs

  13. Pamela Hartz-Ogle says:

    Kelly, Sally, Mary and other family,

    I was so sad to hear of the passing of your father. He was such a delightful man. He was always so kind to me and had such a witty, intelligent sense of humor. He will be missed by your family but also the community of Shelby. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

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