She was born Nov. 13, 1913, in Illinois, to S. Kenneth and Bessie N. (Shelburn) Phillips.
She was a homemaker and formerly worked at IGA in Worthington, and she attended the Worthington Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Jerry (Betty) Smith, Worthington; granddaughter, Alta (Michael) Sims, Martinsville; three step-grandchildren, Tammy (George) O'Neill, Valparaiso, Deanna (Dennis) Wozniak, Downingtown, Pa., and J. Patrick (Jackie) Ferch, Jeffersonville; eight step-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jo (Charles) Smith, Mooresville and Geraldine "Gerri" Mitchell, Worthington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Marion Smith on Sept. 7, 1970; two sisters, Lelah Gee and Gretchen Pershing; a brother, Wilson Phillips.
Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, with the Rev. Bill Beckelheimer officiating.
Friends may call at Welch & Cornett at 11 a.m. on Thursday until the time of service.
Burial will be in Worthington Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Worthington Senior Citizens.
Online condolences for the family can be made at welchcornett.com .