January 16, 2014
Lorraine G. "Rain" Phillips of Gasport passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Millard Fillmore Hospital. Mrs. Phillips was born in Ransomville, NY on January 16, 1933, daughter of the late Howard and Berenice (Gifford) Diez and she has lived all of her life in the Barker-Middleport area. She was employed as a receptionist at Apple Blossom Florist in Medina, NY.
She enjoyed her family, was a lifelong member of the Countyline United Methodist Church, was President of United Methodist Women Assoc. for several years and was also a member of the Johnson Creek Senior Citizens.
She and her husband, Paul Phillips, were married on July 28, 1951 and he predeceased her in 1998. She was also predeceased by a brother, Howard (late Judy) Diez. She is survived by two children, Timothy (Jane) Phillips and Cindy (Woodrow) Staples, all of Barker; four grandchildren, Stephen (Amanda) Phillips of Middleport, Denise Phillips of Barker, Criste Staples and Vanessa (Chad) Liddell, all of Lockport. Also surviving is a great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Phillips of Middleport; a brother, Robert (Ann) Diez; and a sister, Carol (Ronald) Tucker, all of Barker; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no prior visitation. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 PM at the Countyline United Methodist Church with the Rev. Karen Smith officiating. Burial will be in Somerset Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials to the Countyline United Methodist Church would be appreciated by the Phillips family. Arrangements by the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, Middleport, NY.
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