Chesterton Tribune

Paulette Binkley service Saturday

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Paulette M. Binkley (nee Phillips), age 69 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Mishawaka, Ind.

She was born September 11, 1942 in Gary, Ind., to Alfred G. and Pauline I. (Zeithammel) Phillips, both of whom preceded her in death.

Paulette was married to Kelley G. Binkley, who survives of Chesterton.

She is also survived by her children, Brenda J. (Tom) Pedavoli of Plymouth, Ind., Kelley G. (Jennifer) Binkley Jr. of Trail Creek, Ind., and Janice M. Binkley of Sarasota, Fla.; siblings, Elaine Sears of Hobart, Ind., Alfred G. (Lawan) Phillips Jr. of Phillips Ranch, Calif., Charles (Virginia) Phillips of Hobart, Ind., and Cheryl Phillips of Sheridan, Ind.; grandchildren, Anthony (Jodi), Brittany, Michael, Melanie, Melissa and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Brianna and Jacoby; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Susan Phillips.

Paulette was a lifelong area resident. She worked as a Clerk for Lake Mortgage Co. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Some of her hobbies included crafting, sewing and watching wildlife. Paulette enjoyed finding bargains at Duneland Resale Shop and ladies luncheons with her Bunco group.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, Ind.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 7/26/2012