Janet Louise Phillips, 75 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Center Sunday afternoon, January 27, 2019. She was born on April 26, 1943 in Beatrice to Edgar and Selina (Retchless) Burroughs. Janet attended Filley School and graduated in 1961. She was employed at Beatrice Community Hospital 38 years. She was a member of Vesper's Easter Star for 50 years, former president of Does #10 Grand Lodge, former president of United Methodist Women, and a member of VFW Auxiliary. Marvin Phillips and Janet Burroughs were married on July 1, 1962 at Beatrice Centenary United Methodist Church, where Janet has been a member for the past 50 years.
Survivors include her husband Marvin; son Terry Phillips and wife Alice of Hollenberg, Kansas; daughter Tammy Zarybnicky and husband Rick of Odell; daughter Penny Phillips and special friend Mike Urbanek of Schuyler; grandchildren, Mindy Barnard (Luke) of Beatrice, Abigail Kostal (Brent) of Odell, Jana Bollman (Cooper) of Imperial, Katie Zarybnicky of Lincoln, Morgan Phillips and Jack Phillips of Hollenberg, Kansas; and eight great grandchildren; brothers Max Burroughs (Barbara) of Kearney; Robert Burroughs of Irvine, California; Dallas Burroughs (Deb) of Hallam; sister-in-law Shirley Bartels (Delbert) of Blue Springs; brothers-in-law, Dwight Phillips of Fremont, Francis Phillips (Mary) of Valley, Ernest Phillips (Sheila) of Conway, Arkansas; and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents Edgar and Selina Burroughs, parent-in-laws Willis and Elsie (Taube) Phillips, brother Edgar Burroughs Jr. and wife Betty Burroughs, David Burroughs, and sister-in-law Donna Burroughs.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Beatrice with Reverend Mark Schutt officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery. A family prayer service will be held 10:15 a.m. Friday at the church. A memorial has been established to the church with Gail Butler and Holly Reiter. www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. These services have been entrusted to the Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice.