Claudette Curry Phillips Ladika

Claudette Curry Phillips Ladika, 84, a resident of Valley Bend, passed from this life Monday, April 6, 2020, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins.

Claudette was born on Saturday, January 4, 1936, in Thomas, a daughter of the late Ruby Phillips.

Claudette was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1953.  She had been employed with the WV Department of Corrections for twenty-nine years where she served as an institutional magistrate.  She enjoyed camping.  She was a member of the South Charleston Lions Club and had attended the Leadmine United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish Claudette’s memory is one son, William Jones and wife, Kayla of Tacoma, WA, one grandson, Jack, and her companion of sixteen years, Mike Ludle.

She was preceded in death by one sister and one-half brother.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

A private graveside service will be held at Parsons City Cemetery.  The Hostetler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Claudette Curry Phillips Ladika.  Send online condolences to the family at

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