Thelma L. Phillips

July 25, 1935 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 85)


Thelma L. (Behm) Phillips, 85, formerly of Alsace Township, passed away February 3, 2021 in her daughter’s New Freedom, York County residence.
She was the loving wife of Richard E. Phillips, to whom she was married for 64 years.
Born, July 25, 1935, in Maidencreek Township, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Hattie (Derr) Behm.
Thelma was employed by Fleetwood Snacks for 10 years, retiring in 1997.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her three children: Ricky T. Phillips, fiancé of Tina Jamison of Blandon; Lisa A. Reynolds, wife of Russ Reynolds of New Freedom; and Patty R. Phillips, partner of Fabian Navarro of Pleasant Hill, MO.
Other survivors include her eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Also surviving are her four siblings: Richard Behm of Exeter Township, Marjorie Yoder of Womelsdorf, Loretta Behm of Exeter Township, Virginia Althouse of Douglassville. She was predeceased in death by three siblings: Darwin Behm, Mabel Reinert, and Leilda Steward.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  
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