The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 31, 2013

Funeral arrangements announced for former state Rep. Merle Phillips

The Daily Item

— SUNBURY — Funeral arrangements have been announced for Merle H. Phillips, the former state representative from Sunbury who died Monday at age 85.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church, 967 Mile Hill Road, Sunbury, said state Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver.

Additional calling hours will begin at noon Saturday at the church, with the funeral following at 2 p.m.

Rep. Phillips is survived by his wife, Helen; his daughters Sandra, Jane, Christine and Lorri; his son, Michael; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; his brother, Fred, and his wife, Lauratta.