Margaret J. “Maggie” (Foos) Phillips

November 27, 1927 ‒ December 31, 2006

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Margaret J. “Maggie” (Foos) Phillips, 79, of Mount Gilead, died Sunday afternoon December 31, 2006 in the Morrow County Hospital Extended Care Facility after a two year battle with ALS.

She was born in Newark, Ohio on November 27, 1927 the daughter of the late Forrest F. and Olive (Fugitt) Foos.

Maggie was a member of the Mount Gilead 1st Baptist Church.

Aside from a year in California and winters in Texas she has spent most of her life here in the area. Margaret worked for North Electric and more recently for Galion Iron Works. After her retirement she worked at Seniors On Center in the kitchen and loved taking their bus tours. Maggie was an excellent cake baker, even baking a wedding cake for her eldest son’s wedding. She loved growing all types of vegetables. After picking her harvest she would can what she could. Margaret also enjoyed arts and crafts and spent many hours doing jig saw puzzles.

She will be missed by her three sons; Bob (Alicia) Cook of Mingus, Texas, Dan (Bonnie) Cook of Edison, Ohio and Dave (Ruth Ann) Cook of Mount Gilead, Ohio, 8 grandchildren; Douglas and Daniel Cook, Mike and Scott Cook, Rocky Sheppard, Penny Rivas, Trudy Dawson, and Carolyn Shaw, 8 great grandchildren, and brother Robert (Barbara) Foos of Newark.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Hubert Phillips in 1978.

Friends may call on the family on Thursday January 4, 2006 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Craven & Snyder Funeral Home, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead. Pastor Kenneth Kinner will officiate services there on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to The ALS Association Central and Southern Ohio Chapter, 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221, Columbus, Ohio 43220, the First Baptist Church, 51 West High Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338, or Seniors on Center, 41 West Center Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

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