Obituary: Kimberly Lynn Phillips

February 14, 1968 – November 17, 2023

Kimberly Lynn Phillips, 55, of Williams, passed away on November 17 at 12:30 p.m. at home surrounded by her family.

She was born February 14, 1968, in Lawrence County. She is the daughter of Roger and Betty Sue (Box) Schultz. On January 20, 1985, she married Jay Phillips, who survives.

Kim was a wonderful soul and the most selfless person ever ~ taking care of the world in her own hands. She jointly owned Phillips Rentals with Jay and became Miss Mother Hen to her renters. She would transport them to town, help buy their groceries, go to thrift stores and yard sale shops for everyone, and always give them words of encouragement or knowledge. She never looked upon anyone as less fortunate. Even after her cancer diagnosis, she continued picking up meals and groceries for the homeless, making sure they were fed. Without judgment, she wanted to take care of everyone. Jason and Evalee’s Momma was the best. If there was a slight mention of needing something. Kim was on a mission to deliver whatever the task.

Her children and grandchildren were cherished loved ones who would never go without. There was no end to Kim’s giving ~ with Kim in your life, your wants and needs were fulfilled. Caring and loving! She was our saving grace!

Before the rental business, Kim worked at Phillips Well Drilling and Pump Service. Junior Phillips taught her how to drill wells and complete pump installations with Jay and her brothers-in-law. After Junior passed away, Jay and Kim started J&K Water Well Service. The business boomed, with Kim working alongside Jay and helping neighbors, friends, and family with their water knowledge.

Survivors include two children, Jason Phillips and Evalee (Phillips) Roll, and three grandchildren, Ethan Robertson, Gavin Robertson, and Amiah Roll. Siblings: Pennie Reynolds and husband, Bob; Teresa Schultz and Bryan Schultz and wife, Brandi. In-Laws Charles and Leora Cain, Terry Cain, Kevin and Ettamae Elliott, Bryan Phillips, Jason and Tammy Ketcham. Nephews and nieces: Jessica Bingham, Derek Schultz, Kyle Reynolds, Vernon Schultz, Travis Schultz, Ashley Schultz, Jacob Fulkerson, Joseph Fulkerson, Kyle Holmes, Adam Schultz, Brittany Schultz, Debbie Stewart, Kylee Stewart, Doug Huffman, Tieann Cain, Kylie Flinn, Ricky Cain, Jenny Stewart, Travis Cain, Ashley Anderson, Billy Elliott, Eric Phillips, Micheal Adams, Tiffany Galloway, Jerry Phillips, Catherine Phillips, Nathan Hughes, Morgan Helton, Jake Ketcham, Grayson Ketcham and Haley Holland.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Sue Schultz; Her in-laws, Junior and Evalee Phillips, Grandparents: Vernon Staggs, Nina Staggs, Joseph Emerson Schultz, Winfred Box, and Valorie Box; a brother, Vernon Schultz, Sister-in-law Catherine Martin and Brother-in-laws Eugene Cain and Lloyd Phillips, nephew Junior Lloyd Phillips and niece, Bonnie Jolene Phillips.

Visitation and Funeral arrangements will be held at the Grace Baptist Church in Springville, Indiana on November 25, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Brother Doug Phillips will officiate the funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m.. As per Kim’s wishes – please join family and friends for dinner immediately following the funeral in the Grace Baptist Fellowship Dining Area.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Condolences may be made at