August 7, 1927 – May 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.
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.