Carolyn Nelke Phillips

Tuesday 16th of April 1946 - Saturday 20th of June 2020

Carolyn Nelke Phillips

Carolyn Nelke Phillips, 74 and wife of Rick Phillips passed away June 20, 2020.  Born to Frances Stout Horwitz and the late Irvin Horwitz on April 16, 1946.  

In addition to her husband of 51 years, she is survived by son Brent (Kara and grandchildren Caitlin and Mason) and daughter Nancy (Tim).  

She was always selflessly devoted to family, with nothing being more important. She carried this passion of helping others through 50 years as an elementary school teacher. 

The visitation will occur on Wednesday from 11am-1pm, Milward-Southland. The funeral will be private, followed by private burial at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation are suggested to: 

Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group:


or to:


American Diabetes Association


Guest Book

Suzanne Jones


I am totally shocked reading this. I loved working with Carolyn at TCE; she was my idea of the perfect classroom teacher. She had great classroom management , and the kids loved her and respected her, as did her co-workers. My heart goes out to the family and you are in my prayers; Carolyn was a very special person.

1 month ago



Carolyn was such a special lady. I enjoyed all the years we worked together at TCE and especially enjoyed playing Bunco together for years. It was the little things Carolyn did that made her so special and I’ll miss her.

1 month ago