Source: North Manchester Journal, June 19, 1902, Obituary:
Sarah Prugh was born in Preble county, Ohio, September 22, 1822; was married to John Phillips, August 10, 1843. The following year she came with her husband to Indiana and located near the old home farm, where she lived for more than fifty years. To this union ten children were born, five of whom--Henry H., Lyman, Walter C., Mrs. Mary E. Cave and Mrs. Caroline A. Myers, survive here, together with seven brothers and one sister. Mr. Phillips died April 19, 1896. Since then, Grandma Phillips, as she was called by her many friends, has been anxiously waiting the call to join her loved companion across the river of death. On the morning of the 28th of May she was stricken with paralysis and her powers failing to rally, she quietly passed away last Saturday morning, June 14. Her age was 79 years, 8 months and 22 days.
Mrs. Phillips was an earnest Christian woman, having been reared by religious parents. At fifteen years of age she united with the Methodist church, remaining a devoted member of that church for twenty years. She then went with her husband to the Christian church, holding her membership for many years at Sugar Grove and was at the time of her death a member of the Collamer class. Her religious faith was intense and practical. In recounting her life's experiences a few years ago she said that in prayer she found strength for duty, consolation in affliction and peace of soul at all times. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Monday at two p.m. and was attended by a very large number of neighbors and personal friends. The sermon was from the text psalms 4-8, which she had selected herself. She had also requested Rev. David Hidy of this place to preach her funeral but as he was away and could not be reached by the family Rev. James Houghton, an old neighbor and friend of the family was invited to officiate. The body was interred in the Wheeler cemetery.