Lillian (Phillips) Freeman, age 98, of the Town of Lockport, died Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Northgate Health Care Facility. Born in Buffalo, she was the daughter of the late John and Lillian (nee Merkling) Schwab. She was the wife of the late Edward Phillps and the late Donald Freeman.

She is survived by two daughters, Violet Case and June Dempsey; and three sons, Norman Phillips, James (JoAnn) Phillips and Raymond (Sharon) Phillips. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren;

10 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends may call from 2-6 PM on Sunday only at the Hamp Funeral Home, Inc., Adam and Seymour Streets, Tonawanda. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday at Cambria Church of Christ, 4045 Lower Mountain Road in Lockport. Friends invited. Interment will be cared for privately at Acacia Park Cemetery. If desired, memorials to the Cambria Church of Christ are preferred by the family.

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