Corinne A. Philiph age 80 of Sibley, IA died Tuesday October 23, 2012 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, with Reverend James Berka officiating. Burial will follow in the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, IA.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 25th from 2-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley.
Corinne Ann Philiph was born in Sioux City, IA on January 19, 1932, the daughter of Darrel and Helen (Fields) Putnam of Ponca, NE. She grew up in Ponca, NE and attended and graduated from Ponca High School in 1949. After graduating she went to Wayne State Teachers College for two years. Following her teacher training she taught school in Correctionville, IA for a couple years and then moved to Sibley, IA, where she taught third grade. While teaching in Sibley Corinne then met Eugene Philiph and they were later married on August 15, 1954 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ponca, NE. To this union four children were born, Jeffrey, Douglas, SueAnn and Darcy. Corinne was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley and was very active as a Sunday school teacher and the church circle. She very much enjoyed bowling, golfing, going to Music and Theater Productions, and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Eugene Philiph of Sibley; four children, Jeffrey (Ann) Philiph of St. Louis, MO, Douglas (Marcia) Philiph of Des Moines, IA, SueAnn (Thomas) Jankowski of Clinton, IA, and Darcy (Robert) Ney of Sibley; eight grandchildren, Hannah and Rachel Philiph of St. Louis, MO, Amanda and Samantha Philiph of Des Moines, IA, Sean, Isaac and Jacob Jankowski of Clinton, IA, and Christina Loverde of Sibley; three great-grandchildren, Arianna, Brenna and Bentley of Sibley; brother, Thomas (Julie) Putnam of Seattle, WA; sister, Sallie (Lonny) Book of South Sioux City, IA; sister-in-law, Sonja Putnam of Norfolk, NE; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marcia and her husband John Peterson; and a brother, Dr. Jon Putnam.
In lieu of flowers memorial are preferred to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.