JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
JOHN ELLSWORTH PHILLIPS
Mt. Vernon, Illinois December 8, 1950
John Ellsworth Phillips died at 11:20 o'clock this morning
at his home, 233 Opdyke Avenue. His age was 84 years, 11
months and 11 days. Mr. Phillips was a retired farmer.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Old
Shiloh Church, with the Rev. Angus Phillips of Kinmundy officiating,
and burial will be in Old Shiloh Cemetery.
At noon Saturday, the body will be taken from the Pulley Funeral
Home to the family home, where friends may call at any time until
the funeral hour.
Mr. Phillips was born December 27, 1865 in Rome Township, the son
of Joseph and Rebecca Elizabeth Phelps Phillips. He was married
October 1, 1886, in Jefferson County, to Mary Elizabeth Tate, who
survives. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, who were known by their many friends
as Uncle John and Aunt Libby, spent their lives in and near Mt. Vernon
and celebrated their 64th anniversary on October 1 this year.
Mr. Phillips was a member of the Old Shiloh Methodist Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, Joe R. of Henry, Ill.,
John Merritt of Lowpoint, Ill., Bert of Moweaqua, Ill., and Harley and
Burrell of Mt. Vernon; five daughters, Mrs. Maude Huff of Bloomington,
Ill., Mrs. Blossom Herron of Washburn, Ill., Mrs. Myrtle Thomas and
Mrs. Gail Nealy of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Doris Cooley of Macon, Ill.; one
brother, Orville C. Phillips of Mt. Vernon; one sister Mrs. Ida Cady
of Sheridan, Ill.; 23 grandchildren and 33 great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, three brothers and three
Submitted By: David Herron
great- grandson of John Ellsworth Phillips
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