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Barbara J. Phillips


Barbara J. Phillips, nee Kamick, 75, of Chicago passed away on May 30,, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late William C. Phillips. Loving, always watchful, mother of William, Michele and James. A doting grandmother and part-time nanny to Jamie, Julia (aka Rosy), Will and Jimmy. Barb is forever grateful to sisters Rose Rapey and Irene Beerheide and dear friend Peter Frank who helped her so much during her illness and never left her side. She was preceded in death by loving parents, James and Clara Rudd, sister, Betty Ann Fontana and brother-in-law Ken Rapey. She leaves behind a close family of brothers-in-law Peter Fontana Thomas Beerheide, sons-in-law  (Eric Brooks and Jason Winiarz), nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and her Aunt Lorraine. Barb had may life long pals, including Judy, Marge and Bette who were a great source of strength to her. She will be most remembered as the hostess of many parties and game nights, her 30+ year annual football pool, and her delicious cooking. Barb (Mom) will be missed dearly by many. Visitation will take place Sunday June3, 2018 at the M.J. Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N Northwest Hwy., Chicago, from 2-8 pm. Funeral, Monday. Prayers at funeral home 9:30am to ST Julianna Church. Mass 10:00 am. Interment, St Adalbert Cemetery. For further information please call 877-631-1240 or go to