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Phillips (AP)
Elnora M. Phillips

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Dec. 6, 1935 - April 28, 2013

SOUTH BEND — Elnora Marie Phillips, 77, formerly of Goshen, died Sunday morning, April 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.

She was born Dec. 6, 1935, in Anderson County, Kan., to John H. and Emma (Miller) Avers Sr. She married Richard H. Phillips on Feb. 18, 1956, in Goshen. He died Jan. 27, 2005.

She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl A. Wise of Mishawaka; a son, Michael A. Phillips of Elkhart; a grandson, Tim Farr; and a brother, Kenneth (Ruth) Avers of Milwaukee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Jeffrey Phillips; and three brothers, John H. Jr., Robert and Richard Avers.

A lifetime area resident, Mrs. Phillips drove a school bus for Elkhart Community Schools for 18 years. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where an 11 a.m. funeral service will be held Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Rev. Carl Henry of Northside Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakridge Cemetery, Bristol.