Donna “Jill” Phillips, 68, of Bluffton, passed away at 4:54 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, with loved ones at her side.

Jill was retired after several years in various fields of social work throughout Allen and Wells counties. Most recently she held a position at “A Friend’s House” in Bluffton. Jill was a 1967 graduate of Dunkirk High School and a 2014 graduate of Bluffton Bible College.  She was a beloved member of the Harvest Time Bible Church congregation and loved serving troubled individuals through the jail ministry in Wells County.

Jill loved watching movies and spent a lot of time encouraging countless people through writing beautiful cards and notes of encouragement. She will likely be most remembered for her unique and infectious laugh and sense of humor. She was a friend to many, and her greatest joys were being “Mamaw” to her grandchildren and serving with her church family.

Jill was born on Dec. 19, 1948, in Portland, to Tommy Dale and Elizabeth Marie Zdravecky Phillips.

Survivors include three daughters, Branda Musselman of Fort Wayne, Brett (Mike) McBride of Bluffton, and Blair Wright of Speedway; a son, Mitchell (Maggie) Westerman of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, Reed, Tess, Quincee, Quade, Maryn, Elias, William, and Elleanor; a brother, Tommy Dale “Chip” Phillips II of Dunkirk; three nephews; and some beloved cousins.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Dixie Mumbower.

Visitation will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Harvest Time Bible Church, 11015 S 600E, Keystone.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the church, with Pastor Tony Robles officiating.

Preferred Memorials are to the Harvest Time Bible Church or to Down Syndrome Indiana, both sent in c/o Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

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