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Kathleen V. (Hetzel) Phillips

November 25, 1929 ~ May 17, 2019 (age 89)


Kathleen V. Phillips, 89, went to be with her Lord May 17, 2019. She was born in Akron to the late Raymond and Beatrice (Breese) Hetzel and was a long-time member of Goodyear Heights Community Church. 

Kathleen worked at A. Schulman before starting her own craft shop, Knots and Whatnots.  She loved bowling, weekend getaways, camping, her church family, and her family were her life.  She was also a great basketball fanatic starting with Boston Celtics and then to the Cleveland Cavs, never missing a game.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul and sister, Janice. She is survived by her children, Gary (Mary) Phillips, Rebecca (Tom) Martin and Kimberly (Chuck) Harrison; cousin, Maureen Portz; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Eckard Baldwin Funeral Home and Chapel, 760 E. Market St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Goodyear Heights Community Church, 464 Brittain Rd., Akron, OH 44305.

Matthew 5:16 - Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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May 23, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eckard Baldwin Funeral Home
760 E. Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44305

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