Clifford ‘Cliff’ Earl Phillips

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Clifford “Cliff” Earl Phillips, 89, Greencastle, was called to heaven on Jan. 31, 2020, in Punta Gorda, Fla.

He was born Nov. 1, 1930, the youngest of seven children to Olney and Hazel (Figg) Phillips of Coatesville.

Cliff was the beloved husband to S. Louise (Stienecker) for 61 years and she survives. He was much-loved father to daughters Cheri (John) Janssen and Susie (Jim) Curtis.

Cliff was a retired farmer in the Coatesville community. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Cliff represented the area on the Clay County Rural Telephone Cooperative (Endeavor Communications) for many years. Cliff belonged to the Coatesville Lodge of Free Masons, he was a member of the Greencastle Christian Church and attend the First Christian Church of Fort Myers, Fla. during his winter months.

Cliff was a proud and loving grandpa to Jessica and Cole Janssen and Michael and Matthew Curtis. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. His sister, Agnes Burroff survives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Frank Phillips, Walter “Bud” Phillips and Herbert Phillips and sisters Lela Mae Smyth and Thelma Clugh.

A memorial service will be held in Indiana at a date to be determined in May.

To express condolences to the family and share in celebrating the life of Clifford, visit and sign the online guestbook. Arrangements are by Johnson Taylor Funeral and Cremation.