Dale F. Phillips, 73 of Attica, passed away Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015, at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky.

He was born Sept. 4, 1941, in Norwalk, to Florintine and Edith (Featheringill) Phillips. He married Charlotte Smith on Sept. 16, 1961, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Republic, and she survives in Attica.

Other survivors include a son. Marvin (Rachel) Phillips of Middletown, Ohio, a daughter Deanna Phillips of Fremont, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother Virgil (Carla) Phillips of Shelby.

He was preceded in death by a son Glenn Phillips, and a brother Ralph Phillips.

He was a member of Our Lady of Hope in Attica, He enjoyed building different things, collecting guns, and riding around Attica on his scooter.

He was a former employee of Plymouth Locomotive, and later he owned and operated Siam Metal Parts.

His Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Attica, with Rev. Paul A. Fahrbach officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peters and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Attica.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday May 29, 2015, at the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR. 19 Bloomville, where the Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Care and to the church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Helen M. (Hornett) Austin, age 90, died Saturday, May 23 at Clark Memorial Hospital, Jeffersonville, Ind.

She was born July 31, 1924 in Siam, to Andrew & Ethel (Wolford) Hornett.

She was a graduate of Attica High School, Class of 1943. A graduate (Cadet Nurse) of Maumee Valley School of Nursing in Toledo, Class of 1946. She worked for Dr. Robert Cahill, in Attica for 13 years as Office Nurse, and Willard Area Hospital (Mercy Hospital) for 24 years, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Pat Hamilton, of Ind, son & daughter in-law James & Elaine Hamilton of Amhurst, sister Geraldine Durfey, of Huron, nieces, nephews, numerous grand & great-grandchildren and her faithful companion Tina, her dog of 18 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon Miller Austin in 1996, her parents, a sister (Dorothy Flood) and brother Robert Hornett, step children & grandchildren.

Friends called Wednesday, May 27, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Lindsey Kocher Funeral Service, 323 Myrtle Ave, Willard. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, (today) at First United Methodist Church, 401 East Howard Street, Willard.

Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Willard. The family request donations to Huntington's in lieu of flowers in honor of Midge, Dwayne, Jerald & Carol Austin through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at

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