JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

MARY E. PHILLIPS 90, DIES; 
LEAVES 114 DESCENDANTS Mt. Vernon,Illinois

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Phillips of 328 1/2 Main Street, 
who leaves 114 descendants, died at 1:00 a.m. yesterday 
June 27,1960 at the Lowry Nursing Home. She was 90 years, 
five months and 11 days old. 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow at 
the Pulley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Hurt officiating. 
Burial will be in Old Shiloh Cemetery. The body will lie in 
state at the Pulley Funeral Home, where friends may call after 
4:00 p.m. today.
Mrs. Phillips was born January 16, 1870, in Jefferson County, 
the daughter of Joseph and Martha McCormick Tate. She was married 
to John E.Phillips October 1, 1886, who preceded her in death, 
She was also preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, five
brothers, and four sisters. Survivors include five sons, Burrell 
and Harley Phillips both of Mt. Vernon, Joe Phillips of Sycamore, 
Ill., John Phillips of Oneco, Fla., and Bert Phillips of Moweaqua, 
Ill.; five daughters, Mrs. Maude Huff of Bloomington, Ill., 
Mrs. Blossom Herron of Washburn, Ill., Mrs. Gail Nealy and 
Mrs. Myrtle Thomas of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Doris Cooley of 
St. Elmo; a brother, M. M. Tate of Texico; 23 grandchildren, 
76 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. 
  

Submitted by David Herron
great-grandson of Mary E. Phillips  

 
 
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