Kathy C. Phillipo

Kathy C. Phillipo, 62, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 in Grand Rapids. She was born Sept. 7, 1956 in Hart, the daughter of Lester E. Gilbert and Lulu E. (Monroe) Gilbert. Kathy lived in Walkerville until she moved to Muskegon. She was employed by GTE for 19 years. Kathy has lived in various adult foster care homes since 1996. She was a member of Walkerville Wesleyan Church and enjoyed bowling, camping, gospel music and concerts. Kathy had also been a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles when she lived in Muskegon.

She is survived by her stepsons, Craig J. Phillipo, Jeffery A. Phillipo and William J. (Elizabeth) Phillipo; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; several great-grandchildren; her boyfriend, Todd A. Thompson; brothers, Ernest E. Gilbert (and Rose), James A. Gilbert (and Mackie), Robert H. Gilbert (and Mary), Buck W. Gilbert; sisters, Marjorie G. Rudnick (and Robert), Lucille E. Howe, Alice S. Garboske (and Walter), Maxine V. Trussell-Youngs and Helen Garvey (and Jim); her dear friend, Neola Draggoo; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Lulu Gilbert and brothers, Gerald D. Gilbert and Thomas A. Gilbert.

Visitation was Monday, June 3, 6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby. The funeral was June 4, 11 a.m. at Walkerville Wesleyan Church, 144 S. Hamon St. in Walkerville. A luncheon followed at the church. Interment in Elbridge Township Cemetery after the luncheon. You may leave a message for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.