Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 10, 2014 11:02 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Kathryn Joann Phillips, 74, of Beech Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Country Court Nursing Home, in Mount Vernon, with her family by her side.

She was born March 15, 1940, in Knox County, to the late John and Vivian (Vilfer) Smith. Kathryn enjoyed the time she spent with her friends and cherished every moment she spent with her family.

She is survived by her husband, John Phillips; three daughters, Christina (Randy) Brown, Connie Tiller and Debbie Lonzo; her son, Michael (Jill) Phillips; five grandchildren, Jeff Coons, Angela Coons, Jessica Lonzo, Adam Phillips and Brent Phillips; three great-grandchildren, Skylar Coons, Rylee Coons and Hunter Mead; two brothers, George (Betty) Smith and Bob (Gwen) Smith; her lifelong friend, Pearl Melease; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Kathryn was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Rinard and her brother, Edward Smith.

Friends may call Saturday, from 2-3 p.n., at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow beginning at 3 p.m. with Chaplain Andrew Angel officiating.

The family would like to thank the Country Court Nursing Home and Hospice of Knox County for their wonderful care and support.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Kathryn Joann Phillips.

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