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Gracie (Louise) Phares

February 19, 1936 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Gracie Phares Obituary


  Gracie “Louise” Phares, 88, of New Castle, passed away Thursday March 7, 2024 at Hickory Creek in New Castle, IN.

  She was born February 9, 1936 in Pomona, CA. to Marcus M. Whitchurch and Edna Grace (Milligan) Whitchurch.

Louise worked in Home Health Care.  She attended Baptist Church.  Louise was loved by all and will be missed very much.  She loved singing and playing the piano.

Louise is survived by her sons, Garry Phares, Elliott Phares and Ian (wife, Stephanie) Phares; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her ex-husband, David Phares; her youngest son, Coyt Phares; 1 sister and 3 brothers..

  Visitation will be Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 Funeral services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

 Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Louise’s family.

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March 12, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Murphy - Parks Funeral Services

Funeral Service
March 12, 2024

1:30 PM
Murphy - Parks Funeral Service (S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville)


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