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“Dear Brian,So glad Diane had a visit before Betty passed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.If needed, we are a phone call away.Deepest sympathy ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Don Dennis - Doylestown, PA

“Dear Brian,Bettie was a wonderful person, friend, and neighbor to our family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Leon Harrell ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart is heavy for yours Brian."Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15ClydeGeneral Warren ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart is heavy for yours Brian."Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15 ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Clyde Hailey - Malvern, PA

“Dear Brian,Today I grieve with you and your family on your great loss. It has been a long time since our days together at Aldersgate but I hold dear...Read More ยป
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jack Huber - Newark, DE


Bettie Marie Neckar Phillips was born January 29, 1922 and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, with her three siblings, Mary Jane, Bud, and Jay. Her father owned a Harley Davidson dealership in Terre Haute. She passed away on July 22, 2017.

Bettie was an independent woman, ahead of her time. After high school, she attended Indiana State University and secretarial school. Her secretarial and person-to-person skills were exceptional. She was beautiful and witty. Her sense of humor never left her. As a result, very unusual for a woman of her generation, she was offered a job away from her family in Tennessee. She took the job, and for over 35 years worked as a top secretary for the DuPont Company. Later, after a move to Delaware, she met and married a fellow DuPont employee, Brian Ross Phillips from Edinburgh, Scotland. Bettie and Brian would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 29, 2017.

Bettie was a devoted wife, mother to Kimberly Myers, and friend to many.

She will be missed and her memory remains in the hearts of those of us who knew her in life.

Her memorial service will be held at 11am on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be sent to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 or St. Michael's United Methodist Church, 406 Main Street, Odessa, DE 19730.