The Herald Bulletin

May 2, 2013

Lillian Phillips

April 6, 1922 - April 29, 2013

YORKTOWN, Ind. — The morning of April 28, Lillian Phillips’ daughter, Ainsley Jo, was watching an episode of I Love Lucy on TV when it suddenly occurred to her that she was actually watching it — something that she hadn’t been able to do since the last part of November 2012, as her TV had no picture, and she couldn’t afford to get it repaired or buy an entirely new TV.

Before another 24 hours had passed, she would be at her mom’s bedside at The Waters of Yorktown holding her while her soul peacefully left her toilworn 91-year-old body to journey toward the Light of Jesus!  

There is more than what’s been written here to this story, and it can be found in the blog that Ainsley Jo has begun to build as a tribute to her mom and dad.

The name of the blog is:

Once Upon A Time, There Were Three Bears.

At the time of Lillian’s passing shortly after sunrise the morning of April 29, 2013, she was survived by her daughter; one out of six of her siblings (Evan Kermit Jobe of Bloomington); several nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families; and countless friends.

On April 6, 1922, Lillian was born to George Elmer “Greeley” Jobe and his wife, Fayra Kathlena (Chambers) Jobe in the neighborly country village of Cunot in Owen County, the first daughter and fifth of what would be a family of seven:  Eli Jasper (too young to be born), George Willard, William Henry MacDonald, Finley Ralph, Lillian Ainsley, Evan Kermit, and Mary Fayra Kathleen.

In the spring of 1939, she graduated from Cloverdale High School.

On Feb. 8, 1947, she would marry her best friend, Raymond Woodford Phillips, for just six days short of 57 years of wedded bliss.

On Dec. 12, 1952, their daughter, Ainsley Jobe Phillips (most commonly known as Ainsley Jo Phillips) was born — their Alpha and Omega, though they became second parents to so many others.

Their church home was Colonial United Methodist, a wonderful place with a warm, friendly congregation.

They were honest and dedicated employees of Delco Remy.

They were just simply good people who, by the way they lived their everyday lives, answered the WWJD? question so beautifully!

Sometime this autumn, a biodegradable urn with Lillian’s earthly cremains will be laid to rest in the Cunot Cemetery next to the earthly remains of her forever sweetheart, Ray.  There will be a graveside service followed by a fellowship in the home where she grew up.

Ainsley Jo is planning on having several other real life fellowships celebrating the lives of her mom and dad, along with the virtual celebration that she has already launched.

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