Betty L. Phillips, age 93, of Bloomingdale, MI passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Meadow Woods Nursing Home in Bloomindale. She was born January 1, 1923 in Valparaiso, Indiana the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Catherman) Burroughs. Betty graduated from Otsego High School in 1941. Later that same year on August 10 in Allegan she married Lester Phillips. Betty had worked for the Allegan County Intermediate School District for 25 years as a teacher's aide in the Special Education Department until her retirement in 1984. After her retirement she traveled across the US and enjoyed spending her summers camping at Selkirk Lake in Shelbyville. In her spare time Betty loved reading, playing cards, golfing and bingo. Surviving are her children, Robert (Linda) Phillips of AZ, James (Judy) Phillips of Kalamazoo, Michael (Linda) Phillips of Gobles, Terry (Gloria) Phillips of Allegan and Thomas (Karen) Phillips of Plainwell, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with her sister-in-law, Joan Burroughs. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lester in 1989, son, Ronald Phillips in 2008 and brothers, Orrin "Tex" Burroughs in 1992 and Robert Burroughs in 2015. Friends may visit with Betty's family starting at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta on a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Great Lakes Hospice Foundation, 900 Cooper St., Jackson, MI 49202.