Loretta Ann "Lorrie" Phillips

February 19, 1961 - October 6, 2019
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Loretta Ann “Lorrie” Phillips, 58, a devoted wife and mother, community servant, and child of God, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Born in Steubenville on February 19, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Richard Thomas and Helen Dorothy (Mudron) Welday.

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Loretta Ann “Lorrie” Phillips, 58, a devoted wife and mother, community servant, and child of God, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Born in Steubenville on February 19, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Richard Thomas and Helen Dorothy (Mudron) Welday.

After graduating from Toronto High School in 1979, she continued her formal education at The Ohio State University. She ultimately graduated magna cum lauda from Franciscan University of Steubenville receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Her professional career began at Akron City Hospital where she served as a registered nurse. She then became a nursing instructor at the Akron Institute.

On September 8, 1984, Lorrie married her husband, Matthew Phillips MD, and together, were blessed with the birth of three sons and a daughter. Lorrie’s life was devoted to her family and she was a supportive, present, loving mother and ultimately, grandmother.

She was passionate about teaching and living her faith whether it was teaching elementary students the rosary, participating in confirmation, or volunteering in the school cafeteria. She was also kind, vibrant, and loyal to the activities of her family and faith. Additionally, Lorrie was an avid supporter and member of Birthright for more than 25 years.

Lorrie will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her husband, Matt; children, Zachary (Rachel) Phillips, Samantha (Tommy) Tutwiler, John (Leah) Phillips, and Joseph Phillips; her grandchildren, Ellie and James Phillips, and Lily and Levi Tutwiler; her sister, Kathy (Karl) Oprisch; her sister-in-law, Jodi Welday; and her mother-in-law, Daphne Phillips; in addition to nieces, nephews, and many extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Lorrie was preceded in death by her brother, John Welday.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A Christian Wake Service will begin at 7:45 p.m., followed by praying the Rosary. A Mass will be held in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover on Friday beginning at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions in Lorrie’s memory may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 613 North Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover, OH 44622.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 3:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

A Christian Wake Service will begin at 7:45 p.m., followed by reciting the Rosary.


Service Information

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Address:

613 North Tuscarawas Avenue
Dover, OH 44622

Donation Information

St. Joseph Catholic Church

613 N Tuscarawas Ave
Dover, Ohio 44622

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Born: February 19, 1961
 
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Condolences for Loretta A. “Lorrie” Phillips

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Rosemary Barbera, Robert & Coleen Lawler posted on 10/13/19

Dr. Phillips and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Lorrie's passing. I hope you find comfort and peace with all your wonderful memories. God bless!

 

Steve and Sally Stevenson posted on 10/12/19

Dr. Phillips Sally and I are so saddened for you loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Robbi Robson posted on 10/12/19

Dr. Phillips I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful wife. My prayers are with you and your family. You are so loved by the community, we are all grieving with you. Robbi Robson

 

Colleen Zamborsky posted on 10/11/19

This hurt me reading about this. What a sweet and kind and genuine person she was. My heartfelt condolences to the Welday Family/Kathy!! Matt and their kids and to my old neighbors “The Phillips’” family. May God keep her and the families in his care.

 

EDWARD DAVIS posted on 10/11/19

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME. GOD BLESS AND COMFORT YOU ALL.FROM THE KARNS FAMILY AND DAVIS FAMILY

 

Beth Woodside Ensell posted on 10/10/19

Kathy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

LeeAnn Williams posted on 10/10/19

My deepest sympathy Dr Phillips. You and your family are in my prayers and heart. LeeAnn Williams

 

Love Reese Wood posted on 10/10/19

Lorrie taught my dance class when I was a child. I haven’t seen her in many years but remember what an absolute sweetheart she was. My prayers are with all who loved her.

 

Karol Coppa Murtland posted on 10/10/19

Kathy, I’m so sorry for your loss, prayers to your entire family. ??

 

Paula Obertance posted on 10/10/19

Matt and family, I am very sorry to hear of Lorrie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Phillips and Welday families. Paula Obertance

 

Sherry Conway posted on 10/10/19

Dear Matt and family, So sorry for your loss, there are no words when you lose a love one in death. Lorrie was a sweet and wonderful person. She will be sadly ,issed by many but especially her family. Sherry Conway

 

Mark and Lisa Stucky posted on 10/10/19

Dr phillips and family So sorry for your loss We are praying for you and your family

 

Susie Long Nolan posted on 10/10/19

My prayers are with your family. Lorrie's dad was my Godfather and always loved the entire family - even though it has been many years that we have been together. So sad to hear of such a beautiful young lady gone so soon. Thoughts and prayers. Susie Nolan

 

Rick&Kathy Mangon posted on 10/10/19

Matt and family.. So sorry to hear about the loss of Lorrie. She was a very special woman with a giant heart. We had the pleasure of knowing her through our daughters in high school together. All our volleyball years. All her and your help when my dad passed. She will forever be in our hearts.

 

Jenni Hymes-Evans posted on 10/10/19

Matt, Zach, Sam, John and Joey , I am so very sorry for your loss. Lorrie was a true friend to everyone she met. Such a beautiful soul ! Praying for peace and comfort for all of the family and many friends during this most difficult time. She was loved by many!!

 

Christy violet posted on 10/10/19

Dr. Phillips, our heartfelt sympathy to you & your family . Christy & Duane Violet

 

Judith Schrock posted on 10/10/19

Dr Phillips and family, We were so sorry to read of Lorrie's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Aden & Judy Schrock

 

Wynne Smith posted on 10/10/19

Dr Phillips and family, We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Lorrie was such a beautiful, sweet woman. She will be missed. May God help you and your family during this very difficult time. God Bless. Bob and Wynne Smith

 

Julie spinell posted on 10/10/19

My dear friend you will be sadly missed but I will cherish your kind and beautiful spirit until we meet again in heaven!

 

Linda Williams posted on 10/10/19

Dr Phillips and family. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Linda Williams

 

kim contini posted on 10/10/19

we are so sorry for your loss! mr. and mrs Anthony continik

 

Tammy Klein posted on 10/9/19

Dr. Phillips, Samantha,Zachary,John,Joseph and family, So very sorry to hear the passing of Lorrie. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your families. God be with you always, Jerry & Tammy Klein and family

 

Debbie Frey posted on 10/9/19

Dr Phillips and family , sorry to hear about Lorrie , We didn’t know her well but she was always very thoughtful and kind . You all are in our prayers Fred and Debbie Frey

 

Laura Rollandini posted on 10/9/19

Dr.Phillips and family.Please know that I am deeply sorry for the profound loss of your beloved wife and mother.Lorrie was everything wonderful to so many.I knew from the beginning of our work relationship of how much you adored her.I would always love to hear your sweet little stories about her.My favorite one will forever be about the very first time you saw her and how you knew from that moment one-she was the one.I will never forget my last day to work with you and how she took the time to come and say goodbye.She even cried with me.I just loved her!I wish I could come and offer my support tomorrow, however I am in Florida.May you take comfort in the knowing that she surely is safe in the hands of our Heavenly Father.She certainly was one of His most faithful stewards.With love,sympathy,and a deep respect-Laura Rollandini

 

debbie weaver monigold posted on 10/9/19

my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I saw lorrie at our 40th class reunion and she will be missed by the whole class of 1979. RIP Lorrie

 

William an Wanda Zeiglet posted on 10/9/19

Are prayers are with you Matt, an your family

 

Marlene Marsh posted on 10/9/19

Dr Phillip and family, please accept our deepest and sincerest sympathies. In Christ, Lisa And Jimmy Lam And Marlene Marsh

 

Robert L Gault Jr posted on 10/9/19

My deepest sorrow to hear about Lorrie , she was a true Angel , prayers for the family and hugs to Kathy.

 

David and Ruth Kane posted on 10/9/19

So many memories, so many happy and fun times growing up with her and Kathy in Toronto. These memories stay with you for a lifetime and carry you through whatever else may happen, wherever life may lead us be it near or far. We shed a tear of sadness for those of us left behind but tears of joy for Lorrie as she is reunited with so many family and friends gone before her.

 

Rose Lehner posted on 10/9/19

So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

 

Ritch Lawlor posted on 10/9/19

My heartfelt prayers are with Matt and family. Lorrie was always such a sweet person. She will be missed.

 

Cathy Cantwell posted on 10/9/19

I went to elementary school and junior high with Lorrie. She was an amazing friend and such a kind person. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. May God comfort you all. Cathy Piverotto Cantwell

 

Cindy Starr posted on 10/9/19

Sending my sympathy, and prayers for strength to all the Family during this hard time in life. So very sad, Lorrie was such a sweet, sweet person to me during school years.

 

Marilyn Smalley-strawser posted on 10/9/19

I’m so sorry to hear of Lorrie’s passing. I have such fond memories coming to our home and the blanket she gave me when Raymond passed away still hangs on my balcony. I think of all of you every time I look up there and the many long talks her and I had years ago. She was always so kind and pleasant to be around. Dr. Phillips as hard as it is know she is in a better place and you will meet again someday.

 

Lee (Yuricic) McCann posted on 10/9/19

Matt and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and our prayers. Keep her memories in your hearts and she will always be with you in spirit. God Bless you all! Sincerely, Lee and Kevin McCann

 

Dawn Zamborsky Sircy posted on 10/9/19

Remember her as such a beautiful sweet lady.. always had a smile, a kind word and infectious laugh.. will be missed Lorrie.. condolences to Matt and your family. Dawn Zamborsky

 

Cathy Stratton Mudron and Children posted on 10/8/19

Many thoughts and prayers for you all. With deepest sympathy

 

Stephanie Deneher posted on 10/8/19

My deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to your entire family over this devastating loss! Lorrie had an uncanny ability to know if anyone needed a kind word or a reassuring hug. Knowing her only from St. Joe's and bible study, I to this day have beautiful, little inspirational gifts from her in my home. She had a gentle spirit, radiant soul and giant heart. It was truly a gift to have known her! You will all be held close in my prayers!

 

Dave and Melanie Archer posted on 10/8/19

Dr Philips and Family, Dave and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you..Although we did not know Lorrie personally we have heard so many wonderful things about her. We talked just a couple of weeks ago about family, Matt, and I never imagined yours would be going through such a tragedy in a short time...May God bless you all...Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers for comfort always...Melanie

 

Mary Anne (Batcho) Palko posted on 10/8/19

Matt, Kathy and families, I am so sorry to hear of Lorrie's passing. She was a lovely and kind person. God's comfort at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers to all of the Phillips and Welday families. Mary Anne (Batcho) Palko

 

Lisa and Bob Martaus posted on 10/8/19

So sorry for your loss prayers for the family

 

Rhonda Beane posted on 10/8/19

Dr Phillips, I am so sorry to learn about your wife’s passing. Prayers for you and yours. Rhonda Beane

 

Cathy & Mike Smith posted on 10/8/19

Dr Phillips and family I am so very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

 

Karen Ghenne posted on 10/8/19

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Karen Ghenne posted on 10/8/19

Kathy, so heartbreaking!! I wish I was with you and could give you the biggest hug!! The Welday's will always hold a special place in my heart!!! So many memories between the whole Trenton Street family!! Lorrie was such a beautiful person, inside and out!! I always thought she was the prettiest girl on our block!! Can't even begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss!!

 

Todd Trimble posted on 10/8/19

You will be missed. God bless.

 

Patrick Dunlap posted on 10/8/19

Matt and Family, Words can not express how truly sorry we are to hear of your loss. Lorrie was always so nice when we were at your home or when I ran into her someplace. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. If there is anything at all that you need please just pick up the phone any time. Your Friends Patrick and Joy Dunlap

 

Michelle Tope posted on 10/8/19

To Lorrie’s family and loved ones, you remain in my prayers. I join in your sorrow over the loss of her physical presence. We shared beautiful conversations as we worked together at Birthright. Her love for her family, friends and strangers was an amazing gift to experience. May you find comfort in the love you share, because she is truly with you always.

 

Jim and Leesa Welfley posted on 10/8/19

Dr Phillips and family you have our sympathies and prayers. To be absent from the body and present with the Lord.

 

Marty and Cristine Thompson posted on 10/8/19

Thoughts and prayers ??

 

Ted Knisely posted on 10/8/19

Ted and Cindi Knisely

 

Larry Starr posted on 10/8/19

I'm so so sorry. Our prayers are with your family.

 

Mary McClish posted on 10/8/19

Dr. Phillips and family, heart breaking to hear this news. Lorrie was one of the most beautiful, loving individuals that I have ever met; I was blessed to know her. My thoughts and prayers will be with you!

 

Robin Sherwood Yuenger posted on 10/8/19

I'm so very sorry to hear of Lorrie's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

 

Teri Arnett posted on 10/8/19

my thoughts and prayers and heartfelt sympathies go out to Lorrie's family at this time

 

Jeff Wilson posted on 10/8/19

Thoughts and Prayers with You All from Judi and I. Jeff and Judi Wilson

 

Linda Dessecker posted on 10/8/19

Dr. Phillips and family. I am so sorry for your lose. Prayers to all of you

 

Leslie Gorrell Robins posted on 10/8/19

I'm so sad to hear this news. Lorrie was such a sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Steve and Bernadette Romey posted on 10/8/19

Condolences to the families

 

Tonda Bloom posted on 10/8/19

Dr.Phillips and family, I was so to hear of the passing of your wife ( mother) you are in my thoughts and prayers,. Sincerely, Tonda Bloom

 

Sherry Buehler posted on 10/8/19

Thinking of each of you!

 

Brent and Cindy King posted on 10/8/19

Our deepest sympathy to the Phillips and Welday families. Lorrie was a great gal and will be missed by all. Brent and Cindy King

 

Brad and Sue Smith posted on 10/8/19

In our thoughts....

 

Vicky Law posted on 10/8/19

I am so sorry to hear of this! My prayers and thoughts go out to Dr Phillips and his family. My sincerest sympathy!

 

Paula Warner posted on 10/8/19

Dr. Phillips and family.... My deepest sympathy to you and your family... Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Lisa Connolly posted on 10/8/19

My sympathies to her family. She was always such a sweet, kind soul.

 

Merle & Shirley King posted on 10/8/19

Dr. Phillips and family, You have our sincere sympathy in the passing of your wife. May God's deep love and understanding help you in your grief, only HE can ease the pain and bring your sorrowing heart relief. Treasure your memories Sincerely, Merle & Shirley King

 

Helen Schaar posted on 10/8/19

The song "Angels Among Us" has always been 1 of my favorite songs & each & every time I ever heard it, I thought of Lorrie. She indeed was an angel on Earth. She had the biggest heart & kindest manner about her & never thought of herself as anything special, but she was. I'm trying to take solace in knowing God must have bigger & better plans for her. Peace to all my extended family!

 

Teresa Everett posted on 10/8/19

My deepest Sympathy and prayers for you, Dr Phillips, and your entire family.

 

Goldia Smurda posted on 10/8/19

So sorry for your loss.

 

Anita (Green) Compy posted on 10/8/19

My Condolences to family. Eternal Rest

 

Kent and Julie Ault posted on 10/8/19

Prayers to all

 

Carl and Jackie Draher posted on 10/8/19

Our deepest sympathies go out to you Dr Phillips and your entire family. Lorrie was beautiful inside and out. Prayers for everyone in this time of sorrow.

 

Holly Hatcher posted on 10/8/19

i am so very sorry for your loss

 

Kim Anderson (Mangon) posted on 10/8/19

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Lorrie! The Phillips house was a second home to me in high school! So many memories with Sami! I love you all and I am praying for healing hearts! Love you all!

 

Lisa Lengyel Wiegand posted on 10/8/19

My deepest sympathies go out to you Matt and your entire family. Lorrie helped us once with our soup kitchen at church and she was a beautiful lady, inside and out. Prayers for you all in this time of sorrow.

 

Melinda Rainsberger posted on 10/8/19

Dr. Phillips I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and sympathy to you and your family. Melinda Rainsberger

 

Theresa Herrick posted on 10/8/19

I'm so very sorry to hear of Lorrie's passing. She was such a kind person growing up. She treated everyone with respect & kindness. I thought the world of her. My deepest condolences to Matt and her family ?

 

Roger and Tana Renner posted on 10/8/19

Such a sweet lady. We are so sorry for you loss.

 

Dan Banks posted on 10/8/19

You have our deepest condolences Doc. Dan and Georgia Banks

 

Gayle Dudgeon posted on 10/8/19

So deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers

 

Carole Smith posted on 10/8/19

My sincerest condolences for your loss. We were neighbors growing up on Trenton St. I never knew a kinder family than the Weldays. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers for the family. ?

 

Amy Montan posted on 10/8/19

I’m so very sorry for your loss! What a beautiful woman inside and out. I so enjoyed talking with her, and being with her. She was always so thoughtful and kind. Many prayers for you all. God bless.

 

Mary L Strickland posted on 10/8/19

Lorrie graduated with my sister Kathy Herrick. I remember her well. Prayers to her family?

 

Chris Dillon posted on 10/8/19

My thoughts and prayers are with the family ???

 

Bill &Sue Lax posted on 10/8/19

Truly sorry for your loss

 

Tim Sewell posted on 10/8/19

So sorry for your loss Matt. Prayers for you and your family. Sincerely Tim Sewell

 

Tim Sewell posted on 10/8/19

So sorry for your loss Matt. Prayers to you and your family Sincerely, Tim Sewell

 

Kent Ault posted on 10/8/19

A very warm and beautiful person! Condolences to the family. ‘79

 

Donald Clarke posted on 10/8/19

My deepest sympathy is extended to Lorrie's family and your family.

 

Cathy Teater posted on 10/8/19

Forever in our hearts! You're a true angel now,

 

Judy Burnham posted on 10/8/19

Matt, Joey, John, Sam and Zach, Jack and I are so sorry for your loss...we are stunned. Our entire family is praying for her and you. Our daughter Grace has her theology classes praying as well. We all loved Lorrie. Please call if we can help in any way. Judy and Jack Burnham

 

Sherrie Turner Taylor posted on 10/8/19

Such a beautiful human being. Condolences to the family.

 

Tim and Patty Knisely posted on 10/8/19

Our Deepest sympathy Dr Phillips and family. Keeping you in our prayers.

 

Molly Pfeiffer posted on 10/8/19

To know Lorrie, was to absolutely love her. She had such a HUGE heart and was always looking for ways to make other people feel special and loved. I will miss her kind and gentle spirit and how easy it was to just sit and talk with her. My prayer is that God showers the Phillips family with sweet memories, comfort in this most difficult time, and His peace that surpasses all understanding. Psalm 91 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust..." He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Love and Hugs to you all!

 

Bobby Jo Chang posted on 10/8/19

My heart and prayers go out to Matt and the children and grandchildren. You were blessed with a beautiful and loving family and a wonderful life. May God bless you and your family, you will be missed . Bobby Jo Chang and Family

 

Jackie Seymore posted on 10/8/19

Dear friend you will be greatly missed by so many. Your faith was undeniable + I pray for your family to have strength to get through this difficult time. Love you Lorrie!!

 

Cindy Baier posted on 10/8/19

Sending much love and many prayers to all of Lorrie's family. I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Sherry Schie posted on 10/8/19

What a wonderful, loving and compassionate woman Lorrie was! I have fond memories of her, working with her at many events at St. Joes. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family!!! She will be missed!!

 

Sally Korns Barnett posted on 10/8/19

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace, comfort, and understanding. God bless you all.

 

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