Louise A. Phillabaum, 95 years young, of Brazil, Ind., died Aug. 11, 2010, in West Dundee, Ill.
She had recently been staying with her nephew, John Enrici.
She was born April 24, 1915, in Diamond, Ind., the daughter of Ida Zelia and Leonard Phillabaum. She graduated from Coalmont High School in 1934.
She went to St. Anthony's Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1937. Louise was dedicated to her nursing profession. She worked in Michigan City and Terre Haute, Ind., and retired from Clay County Hospital in June of 1980, where she last worked as the operating room supervisor.
Louise was a member of Annunciation Church; American Nurses Association; ISNB: District 3; Nightingale Club of Wabash Valley; and the Clay County RN Club.
She received a Florence Nightingale Award in 1987 and also volunteered at the Well Child Clinic when it was formed and continued this service for more than five years.
Survivors include her nephew John Enrici and wife Hazel of West Dundee, Ill., great-nieces and nephews Beth Ann Michalesko and husband Matt, JD Enrici, wife Jen, and six children Shelly Revelle and daughter Ayrn, Brett Revelle and son Mathew; special cousins Marilyn Porter and family, and her many "Nurse Friends."
Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, at 1 p.m., at Annunciation Church with Father Harold Rightor presiding. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., at French Funeral Home, prior to mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Nurses Association via the American Nurses Foundation may be made online in memory of Louise Phillabaum, RN, at www.anfonline.org/.