Julie Ann Wilhelm-Phillips, 50, of Connersville, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, February 11, 2022 at her residence.

She was born June 11, 1971 in Connersville, one of three children of Robert Keith and Lucy LaVerne Hughbanks Wilhelm.

She was a 1989 graduate of Connersville High School where she played and lettered in three sports, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Julie was offered a basketball scholarship at the University of Southern Indiana. In 2012, she received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Indiana University East.

For several years, she was a case manager for Lifeline Youth and Family Services of Connersville. For over four years, she was employed by the Fayette County School System as the freshman success coach. Julie then worked for a year at the Fayette Circuit Court as a court reporter. For the past two years, she worked as an in-home care manager for LifeStream of Richmond.

Her faith in Jesus was like none other. A devout Christian, she was a member of the Grace Church of Connersville and had also attended First Presbyterian Church of Liberty, Indiana.

Julie was also a member of the Eagles Lodge.

An avid Spartan fan, she loved attending games and supporting Spartan Nation.

In her leisure, she enjoyed hanging out with friends and family as well as playing pickleball with her mother. Most of all, she loved spending time with her precious girls which were her world.

Many words could be used to describe Julie. She was selfless, strong, brave, and adventurous. She was truly one of a kind. A generous soul, she loved helping others, never knowing a stranger. Without a doubt, she will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her parents, Robert and Lucy Wilhelm; three daughters, Brittney Phillips of Evansville, Indiana, BrieAnn Phillips of Connersville, and Brooklan Phillips of Connersville; two brothers, Gregg Wilhelm of Mason, Ohio, Bryan (Laura) Wilhelm of Las Vegas; sister-in-love, Melissa Wilhelm of Mason, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Alexandra, Gabrielle, Aiden Joseph, and Kaiser Wilhelm, all of Mason, Ohio, Jacob and Emily of Las Vegas; an uncle, Charles Hughbanks of Connersville; and an aunt, Doris Wilhelm of Florida. She will also be missed by many other “bonus” children, extended family, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents and two uncles.

Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Tim Billups officiating. Close friends are also invited to a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Dale Cemetery.

Online condolences and donations to help with funeral expenses may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.