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Saint Paul United Methodist Church
Tuesday April 26th, 2016

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Wednesday April 27th, 2016
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Saint Paul United Methodist Church
Wednesday April 27th, 2016

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John "Jack" Phipps

John "Jack" Phipps, 84, of Payne passed away Saturday April 23, 2016 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Jack was born in Warren, Ohio on September 30, 1931 a son of the late Margaret Phipps Essex and J. Porter Phipps.

He was a farmer by trade but gardening and all things green was a passion for Jack. He loved to read, especially about World War II. He was a member of St Paul’s United Methodist Church.  Jack was active in his community, serving as a Trustee in both Benton and Harrison Townships and as a bus driver for Payne School. He was a member the Paulding County Township Association, the Flat Rock Masonic Lodge and the Ivanhoe Commandry.

Jack will be sadly missed by his wife Jo Ann (Winans) whom he married on Aug 5, 1950; children, Cathryn ( Ron) Schoenauer of Payne & Margaret
(Rick) Schilb of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Aaron (Ashley) Schilb, Mikael (Meredith) Schilb,Carrie (Aaron) McKinney, Scott (Audra) Schoenauer, Joshua Schoenauer, Johnny Phipps, Joseph Phipps and 10 great grandchildren. Jack was also preceded in death by his son, John.

Viewing is Tuesday 4 to 7:30 pm, with Masonic Rites at 7:30 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

His funeral service will be held at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, Payne, Ohio at 11 am on Wednesday, with viewing one hour prior to the service.

Memorials to St Jude Children's hospital or Divine Mercy School.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Dear Joanne and family,
We would like to send our deepest sympathy to you and all your family at this time of Jack's passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by all in this Payne area. I am sorry I was not in the area to attend his viewing.
Sincerely, Leo and Garnett Beagle.

Leo and Garnett Beagle Apr 28 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you Jim for your words of remembrance of our Dad. I believe he is smiling...and, I know my Dad, he felt the same level of respect for you! Peg Schilb

Peg Schilb Apr 28 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you Ben for your kind words. Yesterday we received a beautiful plant from you and your siblings. We are touched by the thoughtfulness of this gesture. Thank you. In our selection of pictures for my Dad's visitation...I found an old photo of me holding a cute, little, blond toddler. It was a pic of you and Beth taken when your family visited the farm many years ago. Good family memories... Thank you again for your kindness.

Peg Schilb Apr 28 2016 12:00 AM

Joann, Kathy - So sorry to hear of Jack's passing may he rest in peace. May God Bless you and your families. You have my sincere sympathy.

Rose Ann Glass Apr 27 2016 12:00 AM

Joann, Kathy and Peggy - So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. You have my sympathy , May he rest in peace with his son John. God bless you and your family .

RoseAnn Glass Apr 27 2016 12:00 AM

JoAnn and family, It saddens me to hear about Jacks passing. I always enjoyed him coming into Jacks when I worked there to just to talk. He was and is a very special person. I remember when I was home taking care of dad and after his passing I was in the restaurant eating and Jack an JoAnn were in there and JoAnn said does this place bring back memories, and indeed it did. JoAnn you and Jack always has kind words to say to me an I truly appreciated your kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. From one friend to another. Joan Sizemore

Joan Sizemore Apr 27 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Phipps

Joan Sizemore Apr 27 2016 12:00 AM

JoAnn: I want to send my condolences to You and Your Family. May God be at your side thru this ordeal. You and Jack were good friends when I lived at Payne. But the years drew us apart. Have a good life and You are in my prayers.

Jim Pemberton Apr 26 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Family, there are many fond memories, some we will mention that stick our minds. He always had such complimentary things to say about Will and his talent with fixing things. There is not a motor he could not repair and all the confidence he had in him. Every time we saw Jack he talked about this.
Another is when Aimee first started riding the school bus, little teeny Aimee was put up front right behind Jack so he could protect her from anything putting her in harm's way. He watched after her and to this day she talks about how wonderful she thought he was.
Jack talked about our Kevin's smile and how friendly he always was and still is today. Kevin admired Jack and his greatness.
I remember when Will worked in Springfield and the snow was piled high, I was shoveling the long driveway to get out for work the next day. He was driving by in the snow plow and knowing he should not use the truck for other than the road, pulled in and said this was way too much for me, cleaned out the drive. In the process of doing this he got the truck stuck and had to get help getting it out. What a loving and caring person and I mentioned this over the years.
So, having mentioned these few but very impressionable memories. Thank you Jack for being such a wonderful person. Our prayers go out to you the family, hugs to all. Wm and Linda Schmidt

Wm and Linda Schmidt Apr 26 2016 12:00 AM

Jack was my bus driver from my first day of kindergarten. I was very small and shy, and I think he knew that I would get swallowed up by all the others on the bus. He kept me close to him, talked to me all the way to school and made me feel safe. he certainly made an impression on me and i have never forgotten him.

Aimee Schmidt Apr 26 2016 12:00 AM

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