Obituary for Phyllis J (Tutterow) Rotino

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Phyllis J (Tutterow) Rotino

November 11, 1935 - January 23, 2012

Phyllis J. (Tutterow) Rotino, age 76 passed away Monday morning, January 23, 2012 at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was a resident of Franklin and former resident of Nashville.

Phyllis was born November 11, 1935 in Brown County to the late John H. and M. Dolores (Gee) Tutterow. She married William "Joe" Rotino on July 4, 1958 at the Unionville Baptist Church. He preceded her in death on April 13, 2007, after 48 years.

Phyllis was a 1954 graduate of Helmsburg High School and went on to attend Indiana University in Bloomington. She retired from her secretarial position from Griffith Motor Express in Bloomington in 1983, after 28 years of service.

Phyllis was a member of the Bear Creek Church in Brown County where she was a past Trustee and the Morgantown Eastern Star.

Phyllis enjoyed walking in the woods, sewing, home decorating, and dancing. She was loved by many but only a special few got to call her mother, mamal, sister, aunt and friend.

Phyllis will be missed by her three daughters: Diana J. Turner of Franklin, Alice R. Rotino of Bloomington & Margee L. (Tony) Smalling of Port Charlotte, FL; three sons: William "Bill" J. Rotino II of Indianapolis, Phillip Rotino of Brown County & Kevin G. Rotino of Trafalgar; two sisters: Marilyn Rotino of Spencer & Joyce Blanks of Solsberry. She will be remembered by her 10 grandchildren: Joshua Turner, Rachel Sizemore, Krystal Doughty, Courtney Wentworth, Charlotte Mosley, Morgan Lambert, Alicia & Nathan Rotino, Nickolas & Wesley Smalling; 15 great-grandchildren: Caleb, Haley, Kemp, Makala, Savannah, Alyssa, Kaelee, Bella, Lucy, Kaylynn, Layla, Lillyona, Kennedy, Athena & Harley.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Margilyne Williamson & Alice Long and one brother: Billy Tutterow.

Phyllis's niece, Vicki Carmichael will conduct a funeral service 1 pm Wednesday at Meredith -Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 am till service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Bear Creek Cemetery in Brown County.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Phyllis to the Bear Creek Cemetery Fund,P.O. Box 88, Helmsburg, IN47435.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Rotino family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: November 11, 1935
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Monica Hartwell posted on 1/1/00

Diana my deepest condolences go out to you In your time of need. Her struggles are over now and is with God now. As always if there is anything I can do please Don't hesitate to ask.