Betty Jane Phillips, 85 of Ashland passed away Tuesday February 16, 2021 at the Good Shepherd
Nursing Home. She was born February 24, 1935 in Page, West Virginia the daughter of Luther J. and
Elsie Beals Copley. She worked in housekeeping for the Good Shepherd and Samaritan Regional
She is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Keith) Echelberger of Ashland, Patricia (Dennis) Simpson
of Sullivan and Rose (Dean) Lease of Ashland, a son, Frank (Kathy) Phillips of Ashland, 8
grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, a sister, Eva Mae Settle of Oak Hill,
West Virginia and a brother, Frank Copley of Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Virgil Phillips in 2015, a son, Owen H. Phillips,
a grandson, Ryan Phalen and a great grandson, Colt James Darling.
Private graveside services will be 11:00 AM Monday February 22, 2021 at Trinity Cemetery with
Pastor Layton Broome officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland Salvation Army 527 East Liberty Street Ashland,
Online condolences may be made at www.fickesfuneralhome.com.
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