Jean Ann Phillips-Hogsett

Jean Ann Phillips-Hogsett, 80, passed away Aug., 29, 2013, after a brief illness. She will be dearly missed by many family and friends. She had a genuine joy of living that was apparent and contagious to those around her. She had a beautiful smile that could light up a room.

She was born June 4, 1933, in Elkins the daughter of the late Dr. Lawrence J. and Marie Robinson Parmesano. She attended school in Elkins and graduated from Marshall University. She married George E. Phillips of Elkins and they resided in Staunton, Va., for 45 years. George preceded her in death in 2002.

She taught primarily kindergarten in the Staunton schools and Christ Lutheran and Thomas Dixon Elementary for many years. She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey L. Phillips of Richmond (Martha Herrmann) and Michael E. Phillips of Staunton; two granddaughters, Rebecca Marie Phillips of Glen Burnie, Md., and Kelsey Ann Phillips of Richmond (Harrisonburg, JMU) and her husband, Robert “Bob” Hogsett, of Midlothian. After her husband, George Phillips, passed away, she married Bob Hogsett, who with his family, was a lifelong family friend of the Phillips. They spent nine years together in a wonderful, caring, loving marriage, that was a joy to both families involved. They were so happy together and truly enjoyed every moment that they shared. Jean Ann and Bob lived primarily in Midlothian, Va., and Manteo N.C., where they had a beautiful place that they loved to spend time together and with family and friends.

A memorial service will be conducted for those who wish to share their memories of Jean Ann at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road. Interment will be private. Online condolences can be made