Marian Phillips

Obituary of Marian Phillips

Marian G. Phillips, age 91, of Detroit, Il. and formerly Valley City, Il. died Tuesday (November 7, 2017) at Eastside Healthcare in Pittsfield, Il.

She was born May 2, 1926 in Griggsville, Il. daughter of the late Scott Alphis and Elota Marian Lloyd Crawford.

She married James Edward Phillips on May 30, 1942 and he preceded her in death on November 23, 2009.

Surviving are her children, Scott A. Phillips (Rhonda) of Orlando, Fla., Rick Phillips (Angie) of Griggsville, Il., Clyde Phillips (Gladys) of Dallas, Tx., Thomas Phillips (Gena) of Christmas, Fl., Tonya Reel (Marvin) of Detroit, Il.; 41 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Marian Alice Brooks; sons, James R. Phillips, Earl L. Phillips, and John Henry Phillips; one grandson, Brian Todd Brooks; and one great-granddaughter, Brittany Brooks.

Marian worked as a nurse at various nursing homes including the State Hospital in Jacksonville, Il.  She also worked as a cook at various restaurants in Pike Co. and worked at the Ackles Apple Orchard in Valley City, Il.  Marian along with her husband farmed near Valley City, and also owned and operated a general store and gas station in Valley City for many years.  Marian loved sewing, playing cards, cooking and canning and going fishing.  She also enjoyed singing and dancing. But her greatest love was her family.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 12, 2017) at the Airsman-Hires Chapel in Griggsville, Il.  Burial will be in Griggsville Cemetery.  Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel.  There will be a dinner for family and friends at the Detroit Town Hall following services.  Memorials may be made to Blessing Hospice or Griggsville Cemetery both c/o Airsman-Hires Chapel, Rt. 107, Griggsville, Il. 62340.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at