Janet M. Phillips, age 76, of Silver Springs passed away on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at her home.
She was born on Nov. 18, 1944, in Smethport, Pa., a daughter to the late Melvin V. and Elizabeth M. (Sweet) Tenglund-Hull.
Janet was a graduate of Port Allegany High School, she received her associate’s degree in nursing from Houghton College and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Corning Community College and she received her bachelor’s degree in teaching at Robert’s Wesleyan College.
She worked as a Registered nurse at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo and for Doctors McCallum, Williams and Bone in Warsaw. Janet was a teacher at the former Tiny Tot University in Perry, and was a long term substitute teacher for Perry Elementary School.
Janet was a member of Hope Chapel in Perry, Mutual Friends group through the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry, Class Original through the Perry Baptist Church and the Valley Chapel Ladies Quilting group, she enjoyed sewing, camping shopping and most importantly raising her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, David Phillips, whom she married on April 24, 1974; daughter, Sarah (William) Marsh of Pike; sons, Charles S. “Chip” (Kate Welshofer) Matthews II of Silver Springs, David (Judy) Phillips II of Silver Springs, Tedd (Julie) Phillips of Silver Springs, Andrew (Joy) Phillips of Syracuse, Vern (Laurie) Phillips of Ocala, Fla.; father-in-law, Calvin Phillips of Silver Springs; 18 grandchildren; 2 nieces, Melissa and Amanda; along with many dear friends.
Along with her parents, she was predeceased in death by her first husband, Charles S. Matthews, who passed away in 1970; son-in-law, Ryan Almeter; daughter-in-law, Sarah Matthews; brother, Gerald Tenglund; and stepfather, Robert J. Hull.
Family and friends may call from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church, 3415 Rt. 19 S in Warsaw, where services will follow at 2 p.m.
Janet will be laid to rest in Grace Cemetery in Castile.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Chapel, 5 Church St., Perry, NY 14530 or to Odosagiah Bible Conference, 3204 Hazelmere Ave., Machias, NY 14101.
For more information, please call (585) 237-2626 or, to leave a message of condolence, visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC., 98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530.