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By Daria Andersen-Faden
The Observer 

Ruth Phillips: Mom The Hero


November 28, 2019

John Faden / For The Observer

Surrounded by her eight children, Ruth Phillips enjoys when they all come home. Sitting, from left, are Carmen, proud mom Ruth and Sarah. Standing are Rich, Helen, Alex, Felix, Gerri and Michael.

Heroes comes in all shapes, sizes and ages. At 88 years old, Ruth Phillips is the matriarch and family hero to her eight adult children.

The eight children have a true devotion to their mother. They know that she worked very hard to raise them, and she provided each and every one of them with a great work ethic.

"I am so proud of them" Ruth said ... before giving some parental advice.

"These kids now don't get spanked," she said. "My kids wouldn't dare talk to me like kids talk to their parents now."

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