Janet Phillippi, born in Streator, IL, the daughter of Connie and Catherine Pottinger, passed away on July 14, 2017 of natural causes.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert Phillippi and son, Norman E. Murphy and Mary Ann Murphy; her siblings, Earl Pottinger, Mike Pottinger, Nancy Hillyer and Wilma Lewis; her Grandson, Zach Murphy; her great-grandsons, Brandon and Scott Romero; her great-great-grandsons, Landon Romero and Julian Fregia; her daughter, Melanie Abshire; her great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn Berry and Kaylie Tucker who she loved as her own; along with her loving nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the many foster children and friends that called her Mom. She will be sorely missed and her memory will live on through her family.
Janet was a retired nurse from CHRISTUS Health and a graduate of the Kankakee IL nursing program and Lamar University Beaumont, Texas. She has led a full and varied life with a tremendous love of people and her family. Her love of life was evident in the many places she lived and a life spent as a care giver to the public and many family members. She was always the first to extend a helping hand, whether it was a place to stay, a meal, a shoulder to lean on or advice.
In accordance with her wishes, there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, please give a gift to https://www.copdfoundation.org/.