Rose Hill Funeral Home & Rose Hill Burial Park

2565 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, OH


Mary Claire Philpot

Passed away on July 21, 2019

Mary Claire Philpot, age 55, passed away July 21, 2019. She was born to the late Raymond and Clara McKinnon on December 19, 1963 in Concord, CA. Mary is survived by three children Shawna (Tyler) Murray, Brian Philpot, Andrew Philpot; two grandchildren Odyn Murray and Iris Murray; three brothers and eight sisters. A private family service will take place at the convenience of the family.


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Mary Claire Philpot

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Colette Lynn (Hoffman)- Foy

July 31, 2019

Mr. And Mrs. McKinnon n family

I don't know if you remember me on that I meant Mary 1977 @ camp Harmon 1 Summer she was in my cabin that you're are we became good friends after we find out who lives in the same town she used to come over to my house it's Friday night and I used to go over to your house and spend the night she was two years younger than me she was a sophomore when I was a senior at Benicia High School.
My maiden name was Colette Hoffman east on 5th Street. after we found out we went to the same town and only 10 minutes away from each other we were BFFs for life

My condolences to you and your family Mary will be missed

Colette (Hoffman) Foy
Childhood friend n my BFF

Terrri Elsberry

July 25, 2019

Mary was always so warm and loving. She entered this life facing challenges and she met every one with determination and grace, always overcoming. She had a quiet humility and whenever I got to see her she made me feel that she was happy to see me. She was the special one, making others feel that they were. Now she's part of the joy of family on the other side of the veil. So much love to you Merd. You lived your life fully and gave all you had.


Kevin Whitecotton

July 24, 2019

Will it is hard to believe that Mary is gone to be with the angels again. I met Mary in the last year's of high school she one of my little sister Holli's real good friends (Oh I should tell you all aboute that don't know me I was known as a bad boy type just ask Julie HillQuest she'll tell so to get back to Mary I had a vintage motorcycle and Mary love to ride on it she would hold on to me so tight but when we got back to house she said I had to brush put the tangles in her hair so I did the other thing was Mary told me she was going to a party and did not want to look like a idiot when it came to drinking so I taught her how to drink whiskey so she drank and we talk about things all night in tell she passed out I kissed her on cheek and said I would see her latter so to say it again I will miss my Mary angel so much love Kevin

Sharon Philpot-Haiber

July 24, 2019

I'll share 2 memories. First memory was the very first time I met her . She met us, (grandma, grandpa and Greg) at the airport to pick us up as we flew in for their wedding and she was so warm and welcoming to us, I just remember her warmth, her smile and her hug. She always referred to me as her little sister when I was young. She was so excited to have me run around the mall with her as she did last minute wedding prep, and when I say run, I mean run! She was fast! And she wore me out that day, seriously I was gased by the end of our day out. I just remember thinking she wasn't limited and her disability wasn't a disability in my eyes cause she was able to run circles around me and I was 12! I remember that trip to California alot, I have alot of good memories of her and her family and friends from that trip.
The second memory I have to share is on her first time coming to visit us in Ohio we went to the grocery store and we were walking in and she commented about how people were staring at her walking with her crutches. Some guy was giving a pretty good stare and she said something to the effect that there just crutches and you he can't catch it. We laughed at that one!
She was very proud of you kids, she loved you very much!

Julie Dinsdale

July 24, 2019

I met Mary in Mrs. Miller's 8th grade math class. It was her first day a Benicia Middle
School. Ron M. had taken her crutches and was walking with them. Mary just sat there like it was nothing. In walk Mrs. Miller and she told him to give them back. A bit later Ron walked by her and she adjusted her crutches just enough for him to trip. I snickered. My eyes met Mary's and we shared a smile. Then and there I knew I had found a friend. I didn't know that she'd be my life long friend.
My family and I will miss her dearly. I can't believe she's gone. I love you Mar.

Susan Dean

July 24, 2019

My sister Mary, 3 years younger than I was always smiling and always determined to do whatever she wanted. Never saw herself as disabled and neither did we. She was a beautiful woman and loved all she came into conact with. She will forever be in my heart!