Marylu Donohoo-Phillips

November 30, -0001 - November 11, 2009

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DONOHOO-PHILLIPS, Marylu. Beloved wife of David Phillips, loving mother of Steven Phillips, devoted daughter of Chuck and Alta Owen, dear sister of Jeanne (John) Baxley and Joni (Frank) Fussnecker, and aunt of Judson Baxley and Mercedes, Katy, Sydney and Matthew Fussnecker. Passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2009. Friends are welcome to attend the memorial service at Crestview Presbyterian Church, 9463 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt 42), West Chester, OH 45069 Saturday, November 14 at 4 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.


Jann Copenhaver Dietz - Nov 16, 2009

Chuck and Alta, Mom and I were so sorry to hear about Mary Lu. I remember all the crazy things we used to do and when we dressed alike and everyone thought we were twins.

Mom knows your pain, it’s not suppose to be this way.

Take care and try to be strong for
Jeannie and Joni.

Carol Naylor Potter - Nov 15, 2009

I didn’t know Mary Lu well but I was good friends with Jeanie and enjoyed the time I got to spend with your family. I am so sorry you have had to deal with such a heartbreak.

Jane Hanselman - Nov 15, 2009

Dear Chuck, Alta, Jeanie, Joni and Family: We are sadden to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Take care.

Betty and Jane Hanselman and John and Karen McElroy.

Christy Becraft - Nov 15, 2009

Chuck,Alta,Jeanie,and Joni and all family members… I was shocked when Mom told me about Mary Lu… I started to remember her at Owen Chevrolet ,how pretty she was and the cool cars she drove. My thoughts are with you and hope you can get through this, as it is so hard to do.
Christy Becraft

The Ring Family - Nov 15, 2009

Alta & Chuck – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. – Marilyn, Tony, Nick & Amy

Pat Wilson Ertel - Nov 14, 2009

Just heard today from my sister, Barbie, about Marylu’s passing. She was always a sweet girl as I remember. My sympathy to the entire family.

Debbie Ferris Pfeffer - Nov 14, 2009

to Alta and Chuck and family,
So very sorry to hear of Mary Lu’s death. although I haven’t seen her in a very long time, I do remember all the good times we had growing up in Georgetown. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Sincerely, Debbie Ferris Pfeffer

Nancy Cahall Linkous - Nov 14, 2009

Chuck, Alta, Jeannie and Jonie

You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Mary Lu. She was my good friend from school and I have great memories of her. I love you all.

Ken Stiers - Nov 14, 2009


Stephanie Richey Wolfram - Nov 14, 2009

My thoughts go out to Mary Lu’s family. I kept up a bit about her through Tyler Richey (nephew) when he dated one of Joni’s daughters. I also ran into her once in Cincinnati after we graduated from high school. When I think of Mary Lu, it is her beaming smile with beautiful white teeth and dark hair and skin. She will live on in spirit as the body is only a casement during our time on earth.

Barb Milligan - Nov 13, 2009

My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.


Keith Babb - Nov 13, 2009

Dave, I’m so sorry for you loss. You were a rock for Marylu as she went through this and I admire your strength. May God comfort you during this time.

Retha Wilkinson - Nov 13, 2009

My thoughts & prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. I am so sorry to hear about your loss… Mary Lou was a very kind & generous person & a great friend to have. God Bless

Polly Spiller - Nov 13, 2009

We are so sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Will Smith - Nov 13, 2009

Dave, I know this is so hard for you. Take comfort that so many of your friends and co-workers have you in their prayers. Saturday will be difficult, just remember all the great times the two of you shared.

Rick and Kathy Ernst - Nov 13, 2009

We were so sorry to hear about the
passing of Marylu,please know that you are in our thoughts and
prayers at this very difficult time.

Will Smith - Nov 13, 2009

Dave, we all feel and share your pain. Say good bye from all of us. We can help you get through this. Be of good cheer.

Cheryl Malott Baker Kramer - Nov 13, 2009

Chuck, Alta, Jean, Joni and families:
I was saddened and shocked upon hearing about Mary Lu. I remember all the good times we had together.
I also remember the silly fights Mary Lu and Jean would have. It made for a lot of excitement when we were together. The best part was that you never stayed mad at each other very long. Losing a sister and daughter must be very difficult. However, after having watched Mary Lu suffer through so much you have to know and thank God that she is finally at peace.

Mary Celmer - Nov 13, 2009

Steve, I was so very sorry to hear about your Mom. I will praying for you and your Dad.
Sincerely, Mary Celmer

TERRY & DIANA TATLOCK - Nov 12, 2009