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Barbara J. Phillippo Obituary


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“I worked with Barb at Kohls Department store back around 2000. She was definetly the candy Lady. She handed out candy to me many a time. Which...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Nancy Winningham - Lafayette, IN

“Thinking of you all-I know this will be a time for your family to treasure memories you have made. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Joy and Craig LaSuer - IN

“Rest In Peace, you are free now. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Rachel Ann - grand daughter

“Barb was a blessing to my family and me while attending at Battle Ground Bible Church. Barb certainly was "sassy" and sweet and kind. She made bird...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Cortland Starrett - Lafayette, IN

“Richard, I send condolences for the loss of your wife. Over the years we worked together, I had the privilege of meeting her a few times. Her...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jim Steele - Wingate, IN

“Mark,Debbie. Sorry to heat about your mom. She was a great lady!! My thoughts and prayers go to you and the whole family. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Pat Logan


Barbara J. Bell Phillippo, age 78 of Lafayette, passed away at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at IU Health Arnett Hospital. Barbara was born to Curtis and Florence Bell on September 15, 1933 in their family boarding house in Dayton, IN.
Barb was proud to be on an award winning cheerleading team for Dayton High School. Her character and personality caught the eye of Richard Phillippo who quickly arranged a blind date, eventually marrying on November 4, 1950. They had three children, Mark Phillippo (wife, Daye) of Attica, Debra Pettry (husband, Rick) of Lafayette, and Tim (deceased).
She dedicated her life to being a loving mother and wife. She filled her "empty nest years" with working in the Loeb's children's department where she was awarded employee of the month on many occasions. When the store closed she became assistant to the buyer in L.S. Ayres Department Store boy's department. She later worked part time at Kohl's and TJ Maxx. She was a loving, sassy lady who enjoyed knitting and needlework, old movies, musical theater and handing out candy to everyone she met. She was known in many circles as "the candy lady".
Surviving with her husband and children are 12 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis L. "Butch" Bell, Jr.

Memorial visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Memorial service 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor James Chase officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Baptist Church. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com