Janet Phillips

Janet Phillips

Friday, May 5th, 1933 Sunday, February 24th, 2019

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Obituary for Janet E. Phillips (Gernenz)

Janet E. Phillips, nee Gernenz, age 85, lifelong resident of Markham, IL. beloved wife of the late Raymond “Ray” Phillips Sr. (2011). Loving mother of Paula (Rich) Rozema, Rodney Phillips, Ronda (Mike) McIntire, Renee Moran, Faith Zaborac, Janet (Mark) Nicholas, the late Raymond Jr. (Rita), the late David and the late Pamela. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Adam, Luke, Peggy, Jamie, Laura, Sarah, Christopher, Ashley, David, Jason, Amanda, Micky, Joshua, David Jr., Brandon, the late Jennifer, and the late Samuel. Dearest GG of Leia, Emily, Addison, Hailey, Zoey, Olivia, Isabella, Mia, Abbey, Ashlyn, Colton, Tori, Alina, Alexis, Connor, Ryan and Dylan.

Visitation Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 3-8PM at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Additional Visitation Friday, March 1, 2019 at Markham Lutheran Church 3518 W. 160th St., Markham, IL 60428 from 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 10:00 a..m. Interment Mt. Vernon Memorial Estates.

Memorials to Markham Lutheran Church preferred. Express your thoughts and condolences at 708-532-5400

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Colonial Chapel
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
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    Thursday, February 28th, 2019
    3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Markham Lutheran Church
    3518 W. 160th St.
    Markham, IL
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    Friday, March 1st, 2019
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Markham Lutheran Church
    16000 S. Clifton Ave.
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    Friday, March 1st, 2019
    Additional Visitation Friday, March 1, 2019 at Markham Lutheran Church 3518 W. 160th St., Markham, IL 60428 from 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 10:00 a..m.
    Rev. Larry G. Schneekloth, Ph.D.
  • Interment

    Mt. Vernon Memorial Estates
    11875 Archer Avenue
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J Renee Rohr

In honor and beloved memories of my Godmother, I take a breath and post. Janet was a most loving woman and the world will have a void where her heart and actions filled. In my entire life I never saw her angry, aggravated and irritated sure, but never crazy angry or bitter, like so many of my earth family. I have aspired, and still do to be like her. Janet could look at you with her soft blue eyes and you FELT LOVED deep within. I regret not spending more time with her but I am utterly grateful for the memories and moments I was blessed with in her presence. Hallelujah I am overjoyed you made it home and are reunited with your loved ones who have gone before! Those of us left behind will miss your loving touch, your enduring heart, your gentle ways, and yet, we have a full lifetime of memories and moments to comfort us as we carry on. You gave us that and I send out a huge THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF MY LIFE. I am grateful You showed me 1Corinthians 13, 2-13. You were a great lesson and example of God's love on earth. God's grace welcomes you and fully encompasses you now and that makes me the happiest! I will love you eternally 😍
Comment | Posted at 07:33am via Condolence

Steve and Arlene Biocic

Was very sad to hear of Mrs. Phillips passing. We will always remember her as a sweet and friendly person. Enjoyed talking and laughing with her at family events in the past. Fond memories of her will remain deep in our hearts. Our sympathy to the entire Phillips Family
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Tammy Lynn Trussler

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Nicole DuBois

My Dearest Aunt Janet,

The angels have brought a beautiful person home and you will always remain in my heart. Since I was a small child you have been so nice and sweet to me and that has stayed with me through the years. You made me feel welcomed into your home which have always been some of my fondest memories.
I'll never forget all the cookouts and pool parties with everyone. The times when you would cut my hair and used to give me "The Shag"; once you even made me look like Cleopatra but with blonde hair. I'll never forget those frozen hamburgers Janie and I used to make in your microwave with little mayo and mustard. I didn't even know what a microwave was but you had one.
You had a smile that would brighten a room and you always knew how to make me feel special. You used to to tell me "I was the best looking out of all my mothers children."
I will never forget you and I hope you always knew how much you meant to me over the years.

Always in our hearts and never forgotten, I love you

Tammy Trussler
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Our deepest sympathies.
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