In Memoriam : Shirley Phillips

Shirley Phillips Shirley Jean Phillips - age: 82
(January 22, 1937 to August 20, 2019 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:

2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2019
Phillips Cemetery
Phillips Cemetery Road
Ewing, IL 62836

Mrs. Shirley Jean Phillips, age 82, of Benton; passed away at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Phillips Cemetery of Ewing, with Rev. Don Bullard officiating. Visitation will be held privately for the family only. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Shirley was born on January 22, 1937 in Bessemer, MI, the daughter of Leo Connor and Edna Mabel (Miller) Connor. She married Robert C. Phillips on September 7, 1957, and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1996.

Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker and formerly attended the Jackson Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Benton.

Shirley enjoyed reading her Bible, listening to Roadhouse Country Music, watching Fox News, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by her children: Edna Marie Jackson of Eldorado, IL, Gail Poole and husband Larry of Benton, IL, Jeffrey Phillips and wife Alicia of West Frankfort, IL, Bryan Phillips and wife Jessica of Akin, IL, Michael Phillips and wife Jennifer of Sesser, IL, David Phillips and significant other Debbie of Sparta, IL; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings: Mary Silkwood and Judy Willis, both of St. Louis, MO, John Connor of Benton, KY, Gary Connor of Moline, IL, Dennis Connor of Alton, IL, Joyce Galioto of Buffalo, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son Robert D. “Sonny” Phillips, 2 sisters, and a brother.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Shirley Jean Phillips, to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.

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