Joan V. “Nanny” Phillips


Joan V. “Nanny” Phillips, age 92, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, January 9, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. She was born June 2, 1929 in Ecorse, MI, a daughter of the late Steward and Viola Wohlfeil McPherson.

On May 27, 1950, she married Guy Phillips, who preceded her in death on May 3, 2006.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Michael Phillips, and one sister, Jean Thornton.

She is survived by three sons, Richard Phillips and fiancé, Sheri Higgins, of Fremont, MI, Daniel Phillips and wife Janet, and Craig Phillips and wife Linda, all of Buckhannon; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Isreal, of Fremont; and caregiver, Mary Miller, of Philippi, WV.

Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker, attended Bethany Baptist Church and loved to play Bingo.

Friends will be received Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Run Baptist Cemetery in Excelsior, WV. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army of Buckhannon in memory of Mrs. Phillips.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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