VeteranRussell Phillips

Russell L. Phillips, 80, of Marietta, died at 9:04 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.

He was born May 24, 1919, in Vermont, a son of Asa and Mollie Anno Phillips. He married Opal M. McCormick on Nov. 24, 1951, in Quincy. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, John, of Prairie City; two daughters, Marjorie (and Terry) Warner of Abingdon and Molly (and Barry) Van Pelt of Aurora; one sister, Lucille Kingery of Astoria; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

One brother and five sisters preceded him in death.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

He worked at Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg for 29 years before retiring.

He was a member of T.J. Pickett Masonic Lodge 307 in Bushnell.

Services were held Tuesday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell with Rev. John Carlson officiating. Burial was in Vermont Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bushnell Rescue Squad.

From the Peoria Journal Star.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/26/2000

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