LINDSBORG – The employees and residents of Bethany Village, 321 N Chestnut Street in Lindsborg are mourning the death of their chaplain.
Phillip Hett, 39, of Lindsborg, was one of three people killed in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 135 Sunday afternoon. His daughter, Abigail Hett, 10, also was killed, as was the other driver, Christopher Lee Giroux, 24, of Salina. Hett’s other daughter, Jillian Hett, 13, was transported to Wesley Medical Center.
In a post on the Bethany Village Facebook page, CEO Kris Erickson wrote:
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of our beloved Pastor Phillip Hett. He and his daughters were involved in a collision today, Sunday, May 30, 2021. Phil and Abigail did not survive the accident, and daughter Jillian is in Wesley Medical Center. Please keep their family in your prayers and hold one another close as we all come to terms with this tragedy.
Phil was truly a wonderful man and a servant of our Lord. I hope we can all honor him by supporting one another as he supported us through our hardest times. While there are no words for a time like this, let us all be grateful for having known this family, for the joy they brought into our lives, and for the caring they demonstrated toward others.
We will be working with area ministers in the coming days to help those in need and determine how we can continue to honor Phil’s work in our mission. May God’s Peace be with us all.