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Josephine J. Phelps

May 9, 1925 - December 5, 2019


Josephine Juanita Phelps, age 94 of Owosso, Michigan passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Pleasant View Shiawassee County Medical Care Facility in Owosso. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service honoring her life will be announced.

Josephine was born May 9, 1925 in Corunna, Michigan to the late Walter and Esther (Asx) Courtier. She remained a lifelong resident of Owosso. She married the love of her life, Joe Phelps in December of 1945, together they celebrated 50 years of marriage until his passing in 1996. Josephine loved spending time outdoors; camping, snowmobiling, motorcycling, working in the yard gardening, watching birds and squirrels. She lived life to the fullest and had a heart of gold especially when it came to her family, friends and her dog Charlie.

Josephine is survived by her children; Jerry (Rosemarie) Phelps and Judy (John) Michalec, her grandchildren; Jacqueline (Doug) Howes, John (Karen) Michalec, Jennifer (Dan) Peplinski and Michael (Amy) Phelps, her ten great grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, three brothers and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her name to Shiawassee Humane Society, 2752 West Bennington Rd., Owosso, MI 48867 or by visiting their site:

The family is being served by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel in Owosso. Online condolences to the family may be sent to