|Frances (Garrett) Phillips|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:27|
Frances Louise Phillips, 79, from Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 2, 2013. Her loving family was at her side.
A "snow bird" for many years, she had been enjoying the winter months in Arizona and California.
Fran was born on December 1, 1933, in Arcadia, Ohio, daughter of Lottie Belle (Andrews) Garrett and Albert O. Garrett. She attended Arcadia High School and graduated valedictorian from Van Buren High School in 1951.
On July 16, 1955, she married the love of her life, Loren J. (Phil) Phillips in Findlay Ohio. Together they raised two children, Steven Kent, Phoenix, Arizona, and Beth Ann, Singapore.
Fran was the receptionist at Marathon Oil in Findlay Ohio, from 1952 to 1958. She worked at Huntington National Bank in Bowling Green, Ohio, from 1976 to 1996. She also worked for the Wood County Board of Elections and was an active participant in the Wheeled Meals program in Bowling Green for many years.
Fran was kind and gentle and was always thinking about others. She loved traveling the world with her best friend and devoted husband at her side. An avid sports enthusiast, she cheered on her favorite teams, the Bowling Green State University Falcons and The Ohio State Buckeyes.
She is survived with cherished memories by her husband, Loren; son, Steve; daughter, Beth; and granddaughter, Amanda. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Hochstettler (Wharton, Ohio) and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and dear friends.
Fran was preceded in death by her parents, Lottie and Albert Garrett; sisters, Martha Killien, Ruth Wighaman and Laura Miller; and brothers, Eugene Garrett, Paul Garrett and Dick Garrett.
An open memorial service will be held to honor Fran on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 200 N. Summit St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. A reception, with light refreshments, will be held following the service.
Memorial donations can be made in Fran's name to the American Cancer Society by calling 1-888-227-6446, extension 5003; or by mail to The American Cancer Society, 740 Commerce Drive, Suite B, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Alternatively, donations may be made online at the following link: https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/
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