Dorothy “Dottie” Jean Loos Phillips, 91, of Indianapolis, died March 24, 2021, in Indianapolis.
She was born on March 9, 1930, in Madison, Indiana, to Charles and Ethel Loos and raised on a farm near Rykers Ridge with four older siblings. She graduated from Central High School in Madison, moved to Indianapolis at age 18 where she met Richard “Dick” Phillips and they were married on Nov. 23, 1950, and had five children. She worked for many years in insurance processing claims for Ramey Mannen Insurance Agency which later became Rollins Burdick Hunter where she retired in 1989. She was born again after attending a Billy Graham Crusade, later serving as Deaconess at Speedway Christian Church where she volunteered at the Storehouse Food Pantry in Speedway. With the church closed much of 2020 due to COVID-19, she watched the sermons on TV. She was mentally sharp and an avid card player who enjoyed playing euchre and gin rummy and she enjoyed completing the newspaper crossword puzzle each morning, watching the Indiana Pacers, IU basketball and the Hallmark channel.
She is survived by four children, Richard Phillips, Jody Johnson, Cathy Miller and Lynda Schmutte; and five grandchildren, Holly Johnson, Luke Johnson, Adam Schmutte, Nick Schmutte, and Grant Phillips.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 46 years on Oct. 19, 1996; a daughter, Cindy Jo Phillips in 2002; and her siblings John Loos, Gerald Loos, Charles Loos and Betty J. Horton.
A celebration of life will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 7, at Flanner and Buchanan Cremation and Burial in Speedway, Indiana, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Visitation is 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Speedway Christian Church, 5110 W 14th Street, Speedway IN 46224, or Noble Industries, Riley Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit and the American Cancer Society.