Ruth C. Phillips


Ruth C. Phillips

Ruth C. Phillips, 82, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.

She was previously a resident of Bradenton, Fla., where she was the chief financial officer for DesChamps and Gregory Inc. for 34 years, before moving to Cleveland in 2003.

She was a member at Mount Olive Church of God. She was also a dear member of the Red Hat Club and the Common Threads Quilting Club. She was an extremely thoughtful and caring person who will be greatly missed by all that knew her. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Robert Culpepper. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 63 years, Wiley Paul “Papa” Phillips; loving daughter, Kay Prugh (Greg); granddaughters: Brianna Prugh and Nikki Prugh; siblings: Robert P. Culpepper Jr, of Rockledge, Fla., Sarah Elizabeth Woodard, and Katheryn Hagan, both of Cleveland; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Mount Olive Church of God, 3522 Harrison Pike, Cleveland. 

A Celebration of Life funeral service will follow the visitation, starting at 2 p.m. at the church, with Pastor Gary Sears officiating the service. 

She will be laid to rest after the service in the Mount Olive Church of God cemetery, with family serving as pallbearers. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ruth C. Phillips Missions Fund gofundme page which can be found at . 

Share a personal memory or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Phillips family with these arrangements.


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