Melissa L. Phillips, 60, Dale

Melissa L. Philipps, 60, of Dale, died Monday, July 27. She was born in Evansville August 25, 1959, to Bill Montgomery Sr. and Carolyn (St. Clair) Purviance. She married Dennis L. Philipps July 22, 1988, at Lake Cumberland, Tennessee.

Melissa enjoyed camping, planting flowers, and being with friends. She was an Auxiliary Member of Dale American Legion Post 444.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Dennis Philipps; one daughter, Sarah Mick and husband John, Gentryville; one step-daughter, Julie Dicus, Dale; one step-son, David Roush and wife Chris, Ireland; her mother and step-father, Jim and Carolyn Purviance, Dale; two brothers, Jim Purviance and Bill Montgomery, both of Boonville; two sisters, Sandy Springstun and husband Mark and Patty Wilkins and husband Greg, all of Dale; five grandchildren, Olivia, Ireland, Dakota, Kelsie, and Tyler.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Montgomery, Sr. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Chemo Buddies at 3700 Bellemeade Avenue Suite 118, Evansville, IN 47714. Online condolences can be shared at

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