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Rita J. Phillips

April 2, 1936 — January 18, 2015

Rita J. Phillips, 78, of water street in Elizabethtown. Passed away Sunday January, 18 2015 at Essex Center in Elizabethtown. She was born in Witherbee on April 2, 1936 daughter of the late Matthew and Ruth (Seckington) Ward.

She was a devoted and loving wife, Mother, and grandmother who will be missed every day. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Rita is survived by her husband Clarence Phillips whom she married October 7, 1956, her children; Patti Phillips, Liz Phillips, Shelly Lansburg and her husband Ken, Marshall Phillips and his wife Cindi, Keenan Phillips, Brian Phillips and his wife Wendy, siblings; Joan Birmingham, her grandchildren; Shannon, Kerry, Ashley, Joshua, Tucker, Kristen, Olivia, Claire, Samantha and Patrick. She is predeceased by siblings; Matt, Norman, Gerald, and Evelyn.

Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary or the Third Age Adult Center at Plattsburgh State university.

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