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Colleen Phillips

Colleen Lois Phillips (Warren)

Sunday, August 12th, 1934 - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
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Colleen L. Phillips, 84, of Bristol, WI, formerly Chicago, IL passed away surrounded by her family on April 10, 2019 in Kenosha, WI.

Colleen was born August 12, 1934 in Chicago, IL to the late John and Agnes (Waddups) Warren. She was raised in Chicago as the youngest of two children and spent many summers throughout her life with family in Indiana. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1952, and as a woman proud of her independence, joined the workforce.

Her first marriage was to Frederick Rossow in 1954, and together they raised three daughters: Nancy, Linda, and Lee Ann. Her second marriage took place in 1994 to Richard Phillips with whom she remained married to until his passing.

Colleen continued with a career as a special education instructor at Austin Special Sheltered Work Center, Chicago, where she retired in 1996. She was passionate about her work and often called her students her children. She was dedicated to her family and those closest to her. She loved dancing, going to the show, and staying up-to-date on current events. She had a bragging wall in her home dedicated to pictures of all her children, grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. Her house was always a welcome place where she had coffee and a snack waiting for you, her newspaper out, and a smile at the door.

In addition to her parents and husband, Colleen was preceded in death by her sister Lela. She is survived by her three daughters and niece, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and her newest great-great-granddaughter.

In respect of her wishes, no formal memorial will take place. However, her family and friends will be celebrating her life August 12, 2019 at Russell’s BBQ in Elmwood Park (her favorite restaurant) at 1PM after a private remembrance ceremony at Chapel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Special Olympics (www.give.specialolympics.org/page/contribute) would be appreciated by the family.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th St. Phone: (262) 654-3533
Visit & Sign Colleen’s Online Memorial Book at:
www.prokofuneralhome.com
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Sheila M. Robinson

Posted at 09:06pm
May God continue to comfort and guide you during this difficult time; and may the "peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your heart and your mental powers". Philippians 4:7.
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Sheila M. Robinson

Posted at 06:13pm
It is with great sorrow that I am sending my condolences on your recent loss. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, I and would like to share a scripture that has benefited me and many people in time of grief. God reassures us of something wonderful in the Bible at Acts 24:15. It says, "There is going to be a resurrection." Along with God's promise to us at Revelation 21:3, 4 of sorrow, death, and pain being done away with permanently.

It is my hope that this bit of information is of comfort to you. Please be sure to find further information regarding the resurrection at: JW.ORG

May God be with you.
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