Mary Mae (Edler) Phillips

Born: Tue., Sep. 16, 1930
Died: Sat., Jul. 7, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 11, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 12, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

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Mary Mae (Edler) Phillips

    Mary Mae (Edler) Phillips, 87, of Kingston, passed from her earthly home into her heavenly home on July 7, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 16, 1930, to the late Charles W. and Bernice (Whitten) Edler. She was united in marriage to Carl George Phillips on July 28, 1950, who preceded her in death on November 12, 1998.

    Mary is survived by her daughter, Peggy (Mike) Barnes, of Kingston; sons, C. Stephen (Rebecca) Phillips, of Kingston, G. William (Brenda) Phillips, of Amanda, and Ronald A. (Nancy) Phillips, of Kingston; grandchildren, Angela Thomas, Jeremiah (Erin) Phillips, Ryan (Jessica) Phillips, Nicholas (Elizabeth) Phillips, Brandy (Donny) VanCuren, Jessica Phillips and fiancé, Shane Merriman, Jennifer (Nate) Jenkins, and Rob Thomas; great-grandchildren, Robert (Bobby) Thomas, Lychelle Thomas and friend, Tyler Smittle, Chris Thomas and fiancé, Emilee Allen, Daley and Ryder VanCuren, Brayden and Blake Phillips, Cameron Phillips, Maelee Jenkins, and Willow Merriman; a great-great-grandchild expected on December 18, 2018; sister, Betty Hoffman; sister-in-law, Pat Edler; many special nieces and nephews; and special friend, Agnes Streitenberger.

    In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul and Sherman Edler; sister-in-laws, Mary E. Edler and Margaret Phillips; brother-in-laws, Donald Hoffman and Forrest Phillips; and grandson, Christopher Barnes.

    Mary graduated in 1948 from Kingston Union High School as Valedictorian and retired from Zane Trace Schools with 32 years of service. Mary was a member of the Green Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Kingston United Methodist Church. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. 

    Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Pastor Jammie Wilhelm officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 – 8 p.m. at Hill’s.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary’s honor to the Kingston United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 335, Kingston, OH 45644). Condolences can be made on Mary’s online guest registry at

Charitable donations may be made in Mary's memory to the following organization:

Kingston United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 335, Kingston, Ohio 45644

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Luci Pritchard Porter
   Posted Mon July 09, 2018
I want to let you know that family and friends are in my prayers during this trying time of loss. I hope you find peace.

   Posted Mon July 09, 2018
Sending healing hugs to all of Mary's family. May warmest thoughts of sympathy and the caring thoughts of others be a comfort to you now and help in some small way to ease your loss and sadness as you face each coming day!

Karen Horne
   Posted Mon July 09, 2018
Prayers of comfort for family of this beautiful lady especially for Peggy she adored her Mother. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow .

Jackson Family
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Isaiah 25:8

Tom and Toni Willis
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
To the Phillips family, we were saddened to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you. God bless you.

Nicholette and Dan Ratcliffe
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Prayers to your family .

Village of Kingston, Ohio
   Posted Sun July 22, 2018
On behalf of the Village of Kingston, please accept our thoughts and prayers. Mary was a very special part of our community and will be sadly missed...but fondly remembered for her wonderful life and contributions to making our town a wonderful place to live. God Bless your family.


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