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Phyllis L. Karch

Phyllis L. Karch, 92, of Dix, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at her home.

She was born Tuesday, April 15, 1919, in Cache, to Loy and Myrtle (Barry) Jones.

She married Ralph L. Karch Sr. in Mt. Vernon on Sept. 23, 1937, and he preceded her in 
death on Feb. 19, 2007.

Phyllis was a mental health technician at the State of Illinois Murray Center in Centralia.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon 
with Father John Iffert officiating. 
Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by two sons, Ralph L. Karch Jr. and wife Nancy of Nashville and Martin B. Karch 
and wife Janet of Woodlawn; four daughters, Teresa L. Richmond of Shelbyville, Ind., Mary Margaret 
Staley and husband Jerry of Dix, Rebecca A. Butts and husband Dale of Woodburn, Ore., and 
Katherine E. Karch and husband Saleem Khan of LaGrange; a brother, William H. Jones and wife 
Ruth of Mt. Vernon; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Her parents, her husband and two brothers, Dr. John Barry Jones and Pat Jones preceded her in death.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Sat Aug 06, 2011
Submitted by: Gail Karch Helton

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