Eleanor M. Phillips

July 4, 1925October 6, 2020

Eleanor M. Phillips, age 95, of North Canton, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020. She was born July 4, 1925 in Alliance, Ohio to the late Patsy and Rose (Canonico) Pucci. Eleanor graduated from Alliance High School in 1943. She was a member of Community Christian Church for 25 years, and active in the prayer ministry, book club, and Koininea Sunday School. She held membership in ’43 High School Monthly meetings; North Canton Lady Elks. She enjoyed playing golf and tennis. Cooking, decorating, and entertaining was her joy.

Blessed with many friends and neighbors, her other joy was playing bridge and many other card games. She was an avid sports fan, especially Buckeyes, Indians, Hoover, and Mount Union.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Norm; daughter, Cathy Williams; son, Jeff Phillips; in-laws, Walter and Anna Phillips; brothers, Frank and Bob Pucci. She is survived by her granddaughters, Michelle (Kevin) Higgins, Jennifer Anderson, and Andrea (Dan) Koppel; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hayden, Charlotte, and Oliver; brothers, Mel (Connie) Pucci, and Ray (Delma) Pucci; sister-in-law, Joanne Pucci; daughter-in-law, Diane Phillips; and son-in-law, Jeff Williams.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00am at Community Christian Church, 210 North Main Street, North Canton, Ohio 44720. Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced. Interment will follow at North Canton Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Memorial gifts may be made to the church or to Freedom Farm at Whispering Grace Horses, 12882 Kimmens Rd. SW, Massillon, OH 44647. Arrangements are under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.


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    Saturday, October 10, 2020


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Carol Canavan

October 10, 2020

Eleanor was such a cherished member of our church family. She was joyful, even in difficult times. My last visit with her was at Mary Ann's Donuts here in North Canton - It was just before the shut down. She was there with her friends to play cards, drink coffee and have a sweet. I waved to her from across the room and she got up and headed my way. We gave each other a big hug and visited briefly. Michele and Andrea, I know you will miss your grandmother. But I know you have many joyful memories to keep her close to your hearts. My prayers of comfort go out to you and all our your families! Carol Canavan

Kenneth Emsweller

October 10, 2020

We would like to extend our condolences to the Phillips Family. Eleanor and Norm Phillips were good friends of my parents and and that is how I first met Eleanor. When I married my wife Dale, we sat next to Eleanor and Norm at the Hoover Football Games. Eleanor was a strong person and she had to be when she lost her family members. We will miss Eleanor and her smile as she reunites with her family in Heaven. She will be missed by many. May God bless her and her Family.

Joyce Rupp

October 8, 2020

Dear Phillips and Pucci Families: We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Eleanor. We have so many happy memories of her, Norm, Jeff and Kathy. She was always such a sweet, strong and caring person. She was my golf partner for many years and our neighborhood card club enjoyed her and her excellent card skills (she won most of the time!). We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you and we are envisioning her at peace with her departed family in heaven.

Joyce and Ron Rupp


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