December 04, 1995, Peoria Journal Star, Page D7 Obituary: BARTONVILLE -- John S. Peden, 85, of Bartonville died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 1995, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born Jan. 15, 1910, in Glasgow, Ky., to Samuel and Pearl Hargrove Peden, he married F. Evelyn Beasley on March 14, 1931, in Hammond, Ind. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Roger of Morton; one brother, Edward of Paxton; two sisters, Gola Garrett of Colfax and Earline Sweeney of Bloomington; three stepgrandchildren; eight step great- grandchildren; and two step great-great- grandchildren. He worked in management at Keystone Steel & Wire Co. for 39 years, retiring in January 1972. He was a former director of the Redbrand Credit Union of Keystone. He served on the Bartonville PoliceCommission for many years. He was a member of Bartonville United Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Alan Newhall will officiate. There will be no visitation. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Bartonville Fire and Rescue Squad.
Hazel F. Pedigo, 76, of 202 S. Roosevelt Ave., Bloomington, formerly of Colfax, died at 9:25 a.m. yesterday 9-11-1988 at St. Joseph Medical Center. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beck Memorial Home, the Rev. Kenneth Zinn officiating. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax. Visitation will be two hours before the service at the memorial home, Tuesday. She was born 2-24-1912 in Lynn County, Mo., a daughter of Scott and Dora Spencer Brown. She married William Pedigo on 6-13-1937 in Kansas City, Mo. He died 9-6-1976. Survivors include one son, Joseph, Normal; one daughter, Jane Huskisson, Bloomington; two brothers, Frank Brown, Brookfield, Mo., and Thomas, Riverton; two sisters, Effie McCurdy, Bakersfield Ca., and Iva Brant, Ca.; seven grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. One brother and four sisters preceded her in death. Shewas a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
PHILLIPS, A. Kyle
Pantagraph, Jan. 10, 1975, Bloomington, IL LEROY - A. Kyle Phillips, 64, LeRoy, formerly of Bloomington, died at 12:55 p.m. Thursday (January 9, 1975) at St. Joseph's Hospital , Bloomington. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Stamper Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Herbert Bennett of Mt. Vernon, IL officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 today. He was born NOv. 15, 1910, at Glen Avon, a son of Elmer and Elsie (Hall) Phillips. He married Merle Cavashere at Kennett, Mo., Oct. 13, 1931. Surviving are his wife; a son, Kenneth, LeRoy; three daughters, Mrs. Kay Hadfield, Downs, Mrs. Jennifer Fleming, Kappa, and Mrs. Debra Bays, Farmer City; three sisters, Mrs. Rowena McDaniel, Greenwood Mobile Home Park, Mrs. Georgia Roberts, Hilltop Mobile Home Park and Mrs. Evelyn Roberts, South Roxana. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. Phillips was retired in 1969 after serving 14 years as deputy sheriff with the McLean County Sheriff's office. Previously he had operated Phillips and Son Trucking Business.
PHILLIPS, Alpha M. (Cavashere)
Pantagraph, Jan. 14, 1982, Bloomington, IL LEROY - The funeral of Alpha M. Phillips, 69, of 407 W. Warren St., LeRoy, formerly of 611 E. Mill St., Bloomington, who died Tuesday night (Jan. 12, 1982) will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Stamper Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. William Mullis of Granite City, officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the memorial home. Mrs. Phillips was born May 25, 1912, at Cooter, Mo., a daughter of Lee and Lennie (Coonich) Cavashere. She married Kyle Phillips Oct. 13, 1931 at Kennett, Mo.. He died Jan. 9, 1975. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Edward, LeRoy, three daughters, Sandra Kay Hadfield and Jennifer Lynn Fleming, both of Downs and Debra E. Bays of LeRoy; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Anderson, East St. Louis, Mrs. WIlliam Allred, Brighton and Mrs. Philip Ashley, Wood River; and 11 grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death.
PHILLIPS, Elmer D.
Pantagraph, Jan. or Feb. 1949, Bloomington, IL Elmer Phillips Reported Dead In German Camp Mrs. Geraldine Phillips, 312 East Mulberry Street, has received word from the War Department, stating that her husband, Sgt. Elmer D. Phillips, died from wounds received Jan. 19, in Action one month after he was captured and placed in a German prison camp. Sgt. Phillips was born Feb. 24, 1913, in Bloomington, the son of Milton and Ruth (Ferguson) Phillips. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1931. He married Geraldine Tuggle of Normal on June 27, 1934, in Bloomington. They have always made their home in Bloomington except for periods when Sgt. Phillips was employed in Detroit, Mich. His parents reside at 214 1/2 West Jefferson Street. Sgt. Phillips enlisted in June 1942, and completed his radio work at Fort Know, Ky. He had been overseas since Sep. 1, 1944. Surviving are his wife; one son, Jimmie; parents; brother, Carroll Phillips, 1410 South East Street.
PHILLIPS, Elsie (Hall)
LeRoy Journal Friday June 16, 1911 Death of Mrs. Elmer Phillips Mrs. Elmer Phillips, who was Miss Elsie Hall, was born in LeRoy, IL. May 28, 1886, and was the fourth child of Mr. and Mrs. John Hall, who are now living in Fisher, IL. She departed this life very quietly last Mon. Evening (June 12, 1911), from internal injuries. At six years of age she entered school at Farmer City and after her parents moved to LeRoy she continued her studies in the LeRoy School through the eighth grade when circumstances compelled her to remain at home. She always ranked high in her class and was well loved by all her school mates. She was married to Mr. Elmer Phillips of Downs at Bloomington on July 12, 1905, and to them were born a family of four children: Evert Gale, six years old; Rowena M., four years old; and Alva Kyle, seven months old. One daughter, Eva Wanetta, died at the age of fourteen months last August and was laid away in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Saturday, June 12, she and her children were on their way to visit her parents at Fisher, when at Laurette, while some switching was being done, she attempted to give her baby a drink. At the same time a car was kicked against the coach, jarring the little one out of her arms and throwing her over a stool, which is used as an extra step for the coach when stopping at a station. At that time she received internal injuries which has resulted in her death Monday evening. She suffered severely for several days, but bore it all patiently and without complaint. At intervals she was semi-conscious and continued to grow worse until the end came. About two hours before she died, she became conscious long enough to bid farewell to those at her bedside and also to request her parents to care for her children. Very quietly she breathed her last. She was a faithful Sunday School Scholar and dedicated her life to God during a revival at Downs in the U.B. Church about five years ago. Beside her husband, and three children, she leaves to mourn, two brothers, Harry and Oscar; one sister, Mrs. Ida Forrest, of Glenavon; also four aunts and two uncles. She was well known by nearly everyone and it is only too true that to know her was to love her. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Christian Church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Harris of Bloomington, and the interment took place at Oak Grove Cemetery.
PHILLIPS, Elsie (Lee)
Pantagraph, Jan. 22, 1991, Bloomington, IL LeRoy - Elsie L. Phillips, 82, of Pekin, formerly of LeRoy, a retired beautician and cafe owner, died at 1 p.m. Monday (Jan. 21, 1991) at Pekin Memorial Hospital, Pekin. She was cremated. A memorial service will be scheduled at J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Spiritualist Church, LeRoy, the Rev. Brian McCotter oficiating. Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin, has charge of arrangements. Mrs. Phillips was born March 21, 1908, in Fulton County, a daughter of B. Frank and Lucretia Williams Lee. She married F. Marion Phillips. He died in April 1981. Survivors include one daughter, Melba Rowan, Green Valley; two grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Phillips and her husband had owned and operated the Le-Cafe in LeRoy during the 1940's and early 1950's . Later, she was a beautician with a shop in her home. She retired in 1979. She was a member of the J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Spiritualist Church. Memorials may be made to her church or the the American Heart Association.
PHILLIPS, Ethel Dell (Stephenson)
Pantagraph March 30, 1983 Bloomington, IL McLean County Ethel Dell Phillips, 80, of 1017 S. Mercer St., Bloomington, died at 6:45 a.m. yesterday (March 29, 1983) at Central Community Hospital, Clifton. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Beck Memorial Home, the Rev. Don Crittenden, officiating. Burial will be at Gilmore Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitaton will be from 5 to 7 tonight at the memorial home. She was born Oct. 9, 1902 in LeRoy, a daughter of James and Lena Helmick Stephenson. She married Edward H. Phillips Dec. 23, 1921 in Bloomington. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Gerald, Burlington, Wis.; four daughters, Helen Kellerhals, Gridley, Patricia Boyer, Chehanase, Wanda, Jackie Osborne, Rochelle and Alice Murphy, Tucson, Aa.; a sister, Helen Howard, Phoenix Towers, Bloomington; 28 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, three brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter.
PHILLIPS, F. Marion
Pantagraph April 9, 1981 Bloomington, IL McLean County F. Marion Phillips LeRoy - F. Marion Phillips, 71, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 8, 1981) at Veterens Administrative Hospital, Danville, where he had been a patient since Jan. 20. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bruce Memorial Home, the Rev. Bryan McCotter and the Rev. W. Bruce Badger officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the memorial home, with Masonic rites accorede at 7:30p.m. He was born Oct. 3, 1909, in West Township, a son of William T. and Mary Lesch Phillips. He married Elsie Lee,who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Melba Rowan, Green Valley; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
PHILLIPS, Gale E.
Pantagraph Jan. 13, 1965 Bloomington, IL GALE PHILLIPS, SHERIFF'S DEPUTY, DIES SUDDENLY Gale E. Phillips, 68, of 1124 E. Washington St., a McLean County Sheriff's Deputy was dead on arrival at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 12, 1965) at Brokaw Hospital. Coroner Curtis Gilberts said that Deputy Phillips apparently suffered a heart attack at his home. Mr. Phillips was appointed deputy by Sheriff Ralph Skidmore on Oct. 24, 1963. Recently he was assigned to the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. patrol duty. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Metzler Memorial Home witht he Rev. Charles Schneider and the Rev. John Trefzger officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home. He was born March 3, 1906, in Glenavon, a son of Elmer and Elsie (Hall) Phillips. He married Mae MacAtee Dec. 25, 1963. Survivors are his wife; his stepmother, Mrs. Alice Phillips, 606 S. Clinton; a son, Tommy, at home; two step-daughters, Mrs. Della Mae Carmack and Miss Judy Kay Foley, both of California; four step-sons, Robert Burns, 403 N. Fifer; Larry Foley, California; Daniel and David Lee Foley, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Rowena McDaniels, Downs, Mrs. Evelyn Roberts, Heyworth and Mrs. Georgia Roberts, 1012 S. Main St., Normal; a brother, Kyle Phillips, LeRoy; two step-brothers, George Riggs, 1103 E. Oakland and Lyle Riggs, Gridley; a step-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. Mr. Phillips was a member of Park Methodist Church and a veteran of World War Two.
PHILLIPS, James Thompson
Mr. James T. Phillips James Thompson Phillips, resident of McLean County for more than half a century, died at 4:45 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Adolph Roggy, 1105 E. Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, Illinois, after a lingering illness from heart disease. Mr. Phillips was born Feb. 23, 1851 in Pennsylvania and moved with his parents to Illinois when he was a young man. He was married to Martha Jane Killion March 12,1874 in LeRoy, Illlinois. She died twelve years ago (March 26, 1916). To them were born six children: Mrs. Adolph Roggy, James M. Phillips, 1602 S. Main St., Bloomington, Illinois. John W. Phillips and Charles L. Phillips of Downs, Illinois, Mrs. Ross French of Corydon, Iowa and Edward O. Phillips who died Feb. 18, 1923 after serving overseas with the American Army during the World War 1. There 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: L. Phillips of Los Angeles, Ca., Gideon, Jerry and Dave Phillips of McLean, Kansas, Mrs. Emma McGinn of Webster Grove, Missouri, Mrs. H.E. Wilkonson of Cincinnatti, Ohio. Three brothers and sisters are dead. He was a member of he United Brethren from early manhood. Services will be held from the Second United Brethren Church, Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. L.A. Whitesell, Pastor, will be officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
PHILLIPS, Martha Jane (Killion)
Daily Pantagraph, March 27, 1916, Bloomington, Illinois Mrs. James T. Phillips, who was stricken with paralysis on Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. died at her home at 605 S. Hannah St. Bloomington, Il. at 3:15 a.m., Sunday. Martha Jane (Killion) was born in Brazil,Clay County, Indiana, Oct. 14, 1852 and came to McLean County with her parents in 1865 and located on a farm 2 and 1/2 miles southeast of Downs. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mathias T. Killion. She was united in marriage to James T. Phillips, at LeRoy, Illinois, March 12, 1874, to this union were born six children, all of whom survive. Mrs. Adolph Roggy,James M. Phillips of near Six Points Road Mrs. Ross French of 112 Packard Street, Bloomington, Charles L. and Edward O. Phillips living at home. She also leaves her husband, 1 sister, Mrs. Eliza Gray of Funks Grove, IL. and 4 brothers, David E. Killion of 703 E. Olive Street, Bloomington, Illinois, Enis Killion at Butler County, Kansas, Issac Killion who resides near Empire Township,( LeRoy,) and Jesse Killion of LeRoy. Her father and mother and several brothers and sisters have preceded her in death. Mrs. Phillips united with the United Brethren Church in 1870. She was a Devoted Christian wife and mother and she was always ready to lend a helping hand to her friends and family. Although she has been in ill health the last three years she was able to about her household duties until within a few hours of her death. The news at which came as a shock to family and friends.
Pantagraph March 12, 1959 Bloomington, Illinois DOWNS - Milton Phillips, 73, of Downs died at 5:05 p.m. Monday (March 10, 1959) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bloomington. He had been a patient there since Feb. 28. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Stensel Funeral Home in LeRoy, with the burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs. Friends may call at the funeral after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Phillips was born Nov. 5, 1885, in Downs, a son of Solomon and Sarah (Teter) Phillips. He was a Bloomington barber more than 40 years. Surviving are a son; Carroll, 1410 S. East St., Bloomington; three brothers, William T., LeRoy; James, Shaw, S.C.,; Elmer, 606 S. Clinton St., Bloomington; two sisters, Mrs William Crowder, Sunnyside Ct., Bloomington; Mrs. Lillian Honnor, with whom he lived, Downs; tow granddaughters and a grandson. A son, a sister and a brother preceded him in death.
PHILLIPS, Myrtle R. (Reynolds)
Pantagraph August 8, 1967 Bloomington, IL McLean County Mrs. Phillips LeRoy - Mrs. Myrtle R. Phillips, 72, died Monday (Aug.7, 1967) at 6:30 p.m. in Gibson City, where whe was a patient since Sunday evening. Her funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Crumbaugh Spiritualists Church with the Rev. Daryl Winters officiating Burial will be in Gilmore Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Stensel Funeral Home, LeRoy. Eastern Star rites wil be at 8 p.m. Wednesday. She was born July 15, 1895, at LeRoy, a daughter of Gould and Adeline DIckerson Reynolds. She married Percy Phillips, Dec. 24, 1919, at Bloomington. Surviving is her husband, tow brothers, Toney and Dody Reynolds, both of LeRoy; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters. She was a past worthy matron of Empire Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and past president of the Womens Relief Corps and the American Legion Auxiliary.
PHILLIPS, Norma (Reynolds)
Pantagraph April 29, 1965 Bloomington, IL McLean County Mrs. Norma Phillips LeRoy - Mrs. Norma Phillips, 64, died at noon Wednesday (April 28, 1965) in Gibson Community Hospital at Gibson City, where she had been a patient for 9 days. She had been in ill health four years. Her funeral wil be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Stensel Funeral Home at LeRoy, the Rev. Daryl Winters officiating. Burial wil be in Gilmore Cemetery. Visitation continues today at the funeral home. She was born April 28, 1901, at LeRoy, a daughter of Gould and Adeline Dickerson Reynolds. She was married to Lyle Phillips Jan. 23, 1924, at Bloomington. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Billie Mane Kemmer, Melvin; a sister, Mrs. Percy Phillips, LeRoy; three brothers, Cody and Toney Reynolds, both of LeRoy, and Clinton Reynolds of 610 E. Locust, Bloomington; and four grandchildren. SHe was a member of the Crumbaugh Spiritualist Church. She was a past matron of Empire Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She lived in LeRoy all her life.
Pantagraph Feb. 12, 1921 Bloomington, IL McLean County Phillip Phillips Dead at 65 years Phillip Phillips died at 1:15 Friday afternoon at his home at 101 West Monroe Street after an Illness of nine weeks. He was born June 7, 1855, at Magnolia. He was married, April 29, 1993 to Miss Mable F. Williams at Melvin. Mr. Phillips came to Bloomington in 1902. His early life was spent in farming, but in recent years he has been engaged in the real estate business. He is suvived by his wife and one daughter, who sis a school teacher in the public schools at Beauland, Ohio. He was an attendant at the Christian Church. The funeral will be held at the home Sunday afternoon and the body will be taken to LeRoy Monday morning for interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
PHILLIPS, Ruth H. (Ferguson)
Pantagraph September !9, 1979 Bloomington, IL RUTH PHILLIPS Ruth H. Phillips, 87, formerly of 1502 S. Main St., more recently of Americana Healthcare Center, died at 7:45 p.m.Tuesday (September 18, 1979) at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center, where she had been a patient since August 31. Mrs. Phillips was former owner of The Bloomington Hotel, 313 N. Center St. It is now known as the Mar-Len Hotel. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Beck Memorial Home, with the Rev. Samuel Buck officiatin. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Phillips was born March 19, 1892, in Louis County, Ky., a daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Nancy Melvine Mason Ferguson. She married Milton "Smokey" Phillips. He died in 1952. Survivors include a sister, Nellie Hill, 20 Harwood Place; a grandson; tow grandaughters; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
PHILLIPS, Sarah E.
Pantagraph April 10, 1933 Bloomington, IL AGED LEROY WOMAN DIES Illness Fatal To Pioneer McLean County Settler LEROY - Mrs. Sarah E. Phillips, 88, a pioneer settler of McLean County, died at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon (April 9, 1933) at the home of her daughter. Mrs. John Wahls, where she had made her home for the last five years. She had been ill seven weeks. Mrs. Phillips was one of 10 children born to Laban and Sarah Teter in Virginia, June 13, 1844. When six years old she came to Illinois in a covered wagon with her parents. The family settled near Downs. Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Wide-Awake company and rode horseback during the rallies of the Lincoln Campaign for Predident. She was married to Solomon Phillips of LeRoy Oct. 12, 1865. He preceded her in death19 years ago. Mrs. Phillips was the mother of 10 children, the following of whom survive: Laban T., James G. and Milton C., Mrs Nettie Arbogast, all of Bloomington; Elmer, Heyworth; Mrs. Lilly Honnor, Downs; William T., and Mrs. Irene Wahls, both of LeRoy. A sister, Miss Sina Teter of Downs and brother, R.D. Teter of Salem Ore. also survive. Mrs. Phillips was the oldest member of the Downs Methodist Episcopal Church. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Downs Church. The Rev. L.D. Sipes of Diamond Grove, will officiate, and burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs.
Pantagraph, May 18, 1914, Bloomington, IL (Death May 15, 1914) The funeral of Solomon Phillips of 607 W. Moulton St. was held at the M.E. Church in Downs Sunday afternoon. The Rev. H.N. Alkire of the Park Methodist Church in Bloomington officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Mr. Pence of Downs. The William T. Sherman Post G.A.R. had charge of the cetrmonies at the grave. Intement was in the Hopewell Cemetery, Downs. The deceased was born in Greene County, PA. March 5, 1840. He enlisted for service in the Civil War in 1862 and at the close of the war came to Illinois and located near Downs where he lived until about four years ago. He was married in 1865 to Miss Sarah A Teter of Downs. He leaves to mourn his death the widow and eight children, as follows: Laban Phillips and Mrs. George Honnor of Downs; Mrs. John Wahls, Mrs. John Evans and William Phillips of LeRoy; Elmer and Milton Phillips of Bloomington and James Phillips of Spring Lake. He also leaves four brothers and four sisters and twenty-five grandchildren. He was a member of the Downs M.E. Church and also of the W.T. Sherman Post, G.A.R. of Bloomington.
PHILLIPS, Thomas Gale
Pantagraph, April 20, 2001, Bloomington, IL The funeral of Thomas Gale Phillips, 47, of 503 S. Clayton St., Bloomington, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Monsignor Maloney and the Rev. Carl LoPresti will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Merna. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today. He died at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday (April 18, 2001) at his home. Memorials may be made to BroMenn Hospice or American Cancer Society. Mr. Phillips was born Nov. 5, 1953, at Decatur, a son of Gale and ALice Milan Phillips. He married Joan M. Vaughan on July 27, 1985, at Chenoa. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Katie A. Phillips and Christine J. Phillips, both at home; and two sisters, Linda Burleson and Laura Owens, both of Bloomington. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Phillips worked in the maintenance department for First of America in Bloomington before becoming a truck driver for Carter Distribution of Heyworth. He enjoyed vacationing and fishing with his family and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal. He was a loving husband, father and friend and will be missed greatly by his family and friends.
PHILLIPS, William Edgar
Pantagraph, July 9, 1921, Bloomington, IL William Phillips, of LeRoy, Died Saturday William Edgar Phillips, died Saturday (July 8, 1901) at noon at his home in LeRoy. It will be remembered that Mr. Phillips was taken suddenly ill about two weeks ago while at his work. Mr. Phillips was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips and was born on a farm near LeRoy on November 13, 1878. He lived in LeRoy practically all of his life and it was there he received his education. He was graduated from the LeRoy High School in the class of 1898. He was united in marriage January 22, 1902 to Lyda Buckles, who with two children survives, Irene, wife of Raymond Wartena, and Arthur, at home. His parents and following broghers also Survive; C.R., D.D. and C.V. of Gibson City. Mr. Phillips has been connected with the Illinois Central railroad for the past twenty-two years, being station agent at Armstrong for three years, the past nineteen years having worked as express messenger on the LeRoy-West Lebanon Branch. He was a member of the Christian Church and of the K. of P. Lodge. Funeral services will be held from this church in LeRoy this (Monday) afternoon at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. R.D. Brown, of this city; in charge of the services, in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. T.B. Lugg, pastor of the LeRoy M.E. Church, interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
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