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Karen "Grammy" Phipps

September 9, 1958 — September 16, 2021

Karen “Grammy” S. Phipps, of Brookfield, Ohio, passed from this life on Thursday morning, September 16, 2021, while in the Cleveland Clinic, following an extended illness. She was 63.

Karen was born on September 9, 1958, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a daughter to Joseph & Shirley Mae (Hougelman) Fonagy.

She graduated from Brookfield High School in 1976 and had worked as a sales associate for Sheetz in Niles, Ohio.

In her spare time, Karen enjoyed knitting, sewing, going to the casino, and playing on the computer. However, spending time with her grandkids is what she loved the most.

Survivors include: her children, Tricia Stewart (Paul), of Brookfield, Robert A. Phipps (Candace), of Liberty Twp., Ohio, and Danielle Finecey (Josh), Mercer, Pennsylvania; 7 grandchildren, Hazel, Austin, Cameron, Gavin, Haylee, Collin, & Rebecca; 2 great-grandchildren, Chandler & Payton; and her siblings, Joseph J. Fonagy (Sue), of Brookfield, and Gloria Combine (Mark), of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Terry A. Phipps, whom she married February 28, 1987, he died June 22, 2019; granddaughter, Abigail, and sister, Gail Hollern.

In accordance to her wishes, services will remain private.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at

As suggested by her family, memorial contributions can be made payable to Sheetz for the Kidz, 5700 Sixth Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602 (814-946-3611).

Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Phipps was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403 (330-509-3135).

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