Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8178 Cline Avenue, Crown Point, IN


Josephine Phelps

August 7, 1927May 22, 2020

Josephine Phelps age 92, peacefully passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020.

She is survived by her children, Elmer (Linda) Phelps Jr. and Nancy (Michael) Maggio-Taylor; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings, Connie Wingfield, Mary Bradford, Fred E. (Faith) Andrews and Patricia (Michael) Harretos.

Preceded in death by her husband, Elmer C. Phelps Sr.; son, Thomas Phelps; granddaughter, Tammy Phelps; grandson, Andrew Maggio and sister, Kitty Ultrum.

Jo was born August 7, 1927 at home in Indiana Harbor, IN to the late Fred and Pauline Andrews and was a graduate of Washington High School. On December 23, 1944, she married the love of her life, Elmer C. Phelps and together they shared 69 years. Jo was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother and will truly be missed by all whose lives she touched.

A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens with Pastor James Williams officiating.

Please line-up at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN) by 9:45 AM to join the procession to the cemetery grounds.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VNA Hospice.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village, Demotte for their kindness and care for Jo.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Kim Urra

May 24, 2020

I always tell my kids that Aunt Jo would hold my hand when we crossed the street up until the time I was a teenager. She also sent cards for everyone’s birthday in our entire family. I think both of these are examples that prove how loving, caring, and thoughtful Aunt Jo was her entire life. She will be missed.


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