Juanita June Phillips, 87, of Washington Court House, Ohio died peacefully Monday, December 7, 2020, at 1:52 p.m. at her home following an extended illness.
Juanita was born March 11, 1933, in Bainbridge, Ohio to Donald Enoch and Eva Campbell Everhart. She was a 1951 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in Fayette County.
She was a homemaker, director and teacher of Kiddie Care Day Care, and Meals on Wheels. She had been a substitute aide and volunteer for Miami Trace School District. Her son, Bob, once said, “Mom lived for the care of the next generation.” Her life’s works reflect that. Juanita always said her favorite job was providing childcare for her grandson for several years.
Juanita was a member of the First Baptist Church for many years where she also taught Sunday school. She had also served as a den mother for the Boy Scouts. She loved reading, flower gardening and spending time with family.
She was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, and great grandma and was dearly loved by many.
On May 28, 1951, she married her only boyfriend, Richard Osborne Phillips. He preceded her in death on March 10, 2003. She was also preceded by her parents; step-mother, Dorothy Robinett; foster parents, Wendell and Pauline Kirkpatrick; siblings, Martha Dresbaugh, Harold Everhart, Robert Everhart, John McCoy, Lenna Moore and Donald Everhart and foster brother, Kenny Kirkpatrick.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jo Lynn Phillips of Washington Court House and Robert and Bonnie Phillips of Cincinnati; three grandchildren, Sara DiLandro and her husband, Greg, Kyle Phillips and Justin Phillips; two great grandchildren, Tyler and Tenley DiLandro; siblings, Judy Thompson, Jim (Barb) Everhart, Kenny (Sandy) Everhart and Frank (Carol) Everhart; sisters-in-law, Carol Everhart and Judy Everhart; brother-in-law, Robert Moore; foster sister-in-law, Jodi Kirkpatrick; special niece/caregiver, Sandi Thompson; special friends, Karen and Mike Wilson and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Friday, December 11, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Community Church with Pastor Jay Lucas, minister at the church, officiating. A private burial, in New Holland Cemetery, will immediately follow the service.
Friends may call at the Grace Community Church one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
The family wishes the extend their sincere thanks to Fresenius Kidney Care and Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County for the special loving care they provided Juanita.
Due to Covid-19, those attending are requested to wear a wear mask or face covering and observe social distancing.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.