April 19, 1945 ~ October 16, 2020

Born in: Hartford, KY
Resided in: Alexandria, IN

Dorothy Temple Phillips, age 75, of Alexandria, passed away on October 16, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Hartford, KY to Garland Junior Pickerill and Dorothy Chinn Barnes.

Temple was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and friend. She loved to travel, go to the casino, and bowl whenever she could. She was loving to everyone, never meeting a stranger. She was an avid animal lover and was always feeding and helping any animal in need. Temple was always there for family and friends and would do anything for anybody. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Ralph Phillips; children Tom Burton (Angie), Heath Burton (Carrie), and Lisa Thompson; siblings Linda Rawlins (Ron Cox), Eugene Pickerill (Marti Hall), Larry Pickerill (Mary), Michael Pickerill (Marie), Janet Oliver (Ed), Jewel Pickerill (Kenny Farenbacher), Darryl Pickerill (Donna), Paul Pickerill, Judy Hudnall (Gary), Sherry Evans, Lori Cumbee (Vic), and Anna Ridener; Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents listed above; stepmother Minnie Pickerill, sister Brenda Johnson, brothers Richard Pickerill and Charles Pickerill; stepbrother Jim Wolf, stepbrother Carl “Eddie” Barnes, and step-father Carl Willis Barnes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Temple. A special thank you to Mike Owens, for everything he did for the family.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday October 21, 2020 from 1-3pm with a funeral service beginning at 3pm. Burial will take place at Parkview Cemetery in Alexandria.


Visitation: October 21, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Legacy - Anderson
504 W. Ninth St.
Anderson, IN 46016

Funeral Service: October 21, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Legacy - Anderson
504 W. Ninth St.
Anderson, IN 46016

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Randie (Chinn) Myers, our mom, passed on Setpember 12th, 2020, and was very good friends with Temple from childhood on. They had a lot of good times together, and David and I will miss Mom’s stories of their exploits. May they rest in peace and now be reunited in heaven. Dear Ralph and family, we are so sorry for your loss, and will never forget Cousin Temple. May Jesus be with you, Flynn & David.

  3. Temple was such a great friend to my mom. She and the rest of the “bowling girls” have shared so many wonderful memories throughout the years. Temple will be dearly missed. To all Temple’s friends and family – I am so very sorry for your loss.

  4. Temple was Frannie Barnes best friend and slowly became mine we all went together to festivals she had a good sense of humor which u need when u hang with me she will be missed My thoughts and prayers are with Ralph and the family.

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