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Beverly J. Phillips “beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, family member and friend”
LOCKPORT, NY---Beverly J. “Bev” Phillips, 84, of Lockport, formerly of Bolivar, passed away with her loving family by her side on Monday, July 10, 2017, in Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, after a short illness.
Born on December 28, 1932 in Little Genesee, she was a daughter of Malon L. and Alta L. Torrey Wilson.
Bev was a graduate of Bolivar High School. She was employed for over 30 years at Harrison Radiator in Lockport, retiring as a floor inspector.
She was an avid golfer, a member of the Harrison Chorus group, and loved to play Bingo. She enjoyed her cats. Bev’s greatest love was her family to whom she devoted her life.
Surviving are four children, Brad A. Phillips of Buffalo, Lorrie R. Rigby of Cottage Grove, Oregon, Karen J. (Shannon) Vineyard of Whiteville, NC, and Rodney S. (Karen DiNatale) Phillips of North Tonawanda; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Bev was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond Wilson and Richard L. “Dick” Wilson; and a sister, Marie L. Kellogg.
Friends are invited to attend a graveside burial service at 2:30pm on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in the East Sharon Cemetery, Shinglehouse. The Rev. Thomas E. Brown, pastor of St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Bev’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bev, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
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