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Obituary for Shirley Phillips
Phillips, Shirley, J. - 74 of Portage. Passed away June 6, 2012 in Johnstown. Born May 16, 1938 in Portage. The daughter of Steve and Catherine (Timura) Batche. Preceded in death by parents, infant daughter Lisa and brother Robert Batche. Survived by loving husband of 55 years Paul F. "Chink" Phillips who she married on January 12, 1957. Also survived by children: Paul S. Phillips and Cathy wife of Randy Spaid and grandchildren: Andrew Phillips, Randy Spaid, Alyssa Phillips, Kelsie Spaid and Tyler Phillips, all of Portage. Also survived by brother John Batche of Portage and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Shirley was a 1956 Graduate of Portage Area Highschool and a former personnel manager for Kmart. She enjoyed reading, camping and cookouts, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. At Shirleys request there will be no viewing or visitation. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass which will be held on Saturday, June 9 at Noon at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Chapel in Lilly, Monsignor John R. Sasway, Celebrant. Committal will be private to the family. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Portage Area Ambulance Association or the Portage Area Volunteer Fire Company.