LATTY – Mildred E. Phillips, age 96, died Sunday, Jan. 29 at Van Wert Manor, Van Wert.

She was born in Latty on July 10, 1920, to the late George and Estella (Turner) Hope. On Jan. 1, 1941, she married Alvin E. Phillips, who preceded her in death on June 4, 2004. She retired in 1984 as a nurse from Paulding County Hospital. She was a member of Latty Zion Baptist Church and John Paulding Historical Society.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra K. (Isaiah) Phillips Lapsley, West Bloomfield, Mich., and Gloria F. (Ralph) Phillips Miller, Marysville, Tenn.; a son, Alvin E. (Viola) Phillips, Toledo; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; special nieces and nephews; and many family members and friends.

She also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Constance; brother, George Hope Jr.; and sisters, Naomi (Hope) Goings, Hazel (Hope) Goings and Beatrice (Hope) Goings.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Middle Creek Zion Baptist Church in care of Sandra Lapsley.

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