The Washington Times-Herald
---- — LOOGOOTEE — Diane E. Phillips, 69, passed away at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.
Born March 28, 1944, in Jasper, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Lucille (Schuetter) Jahn.
A 1962 graduate of Jasper High School, she worked as a legal secretary for Greg Smith until her illness forced her to retire.
She is survived by two daughters, Kim (Bob) Friedmeyer of Oldsmar, Fla., and Dana (Lynn Matchem) Sparks of Evansville; one son, Kevin Phillips of Washington; five grandchildren, Kiersten Sparks, Nick Sparks, Nathan Sparks, Noah Sparks, and Sara Friedmeyer; her friend, Robert Szeszycki of Loogootee; two sisters, Marline (Gary) Schmitt of Ireland, and Carol “Susie” Sander of Jasper; two half sisters, Mary Lou (Frank) Schmitt of Ireland, and Frances (Vincent) Ackerman of Jasper; one half brother, Charlie (Clara Mae) Schulte of Jasper.
Her husband, David Phillips, whom she married April 1, 1967, died Aug. 14, 1987. She also was preceded in death by her parents and two half brothers, Bernie Schulte and John Schulte.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with Yvonne Evans officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Washington.
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to St. John Cemetery, 101 N. Meridian St., Washington, IN 47501.
Condolences may be sent online at www.edleemortuary.com