obit art 3

Phipps obit (Small)Bertha Mae Phipps, age 96, of Fisher Road, Freeport, died peacefully at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Sugarcreek, Ohio, where she had resided the last several years.

Born Sept. 1, 1917 in Tippecanoe, she was a daughter of the late Harry Sumner Carruthers and Lucy Jane Willison Carruthers.

Her husband, Frank K. (Bill) Phipps died June 28, 1989.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Betty; three brothers: Raymond Carruthers, John Carruthers, James Carruthers and Robert Carruthers; and four sisters: Laura Gier, Alice Moran, Dorothy Maurer, and Mary Anderson.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Koch Funeral Home, Freeport with Pastor Dave Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service in the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s Web site.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.