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Barbara Phillips Hamilton Neese, 95, Rockport, Indiana, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at her home. Barbara was born June 19, 1922, to the late Verne and Ferne (Bagwell) Phillips in Marion, Indiana.
She was raised in Kokomo, Indiana, and then moved on to be a longtime resident of San Antonio, Texas. She moved to Rockport 12 years ago to be near her daughter.
She worked for the Veteran's Administration for over 25 years as a payroll clerk at various air force bases and Audey Murphey Memorial Hospital in San Antonio. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Brad Kochersperger; and a longtime friend, Ferdy Koch, San Antonio.
She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Kochersperger and her husband Ron, Rockport, Indiana; her son, Richard Hamilton, Oakland, Maryland; a sister, Joyce Delp and her husband John, Willingboro, New Jersey; six grandchildren, Krista, Christie, Ricky, Bobby, Allison, and AunDrea; several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She also leaves behind her faithful kitty companions, Punkin and Muffin.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Shiloh Cemetery, with Pastor Paul Strahan officiating.
Family would like to give a special thanks to Barbara's loving caregivers, Margie, Amanda, and Amy, and Spencer County Hospice for their compassionate care and help at the last.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Spencer County Animal Shelter, and/or St. Jude's Children Hospital.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.boultinghousefuneralhome.com
Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport is entrusted with arrangements.
Published on July 17, 2017
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