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Myrna I. Phillips

April 17th, 1928 – March 4th, 2019

Myrna I. Phillips, age 90 of Astoria, IL, passed away at 1:20 pm Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Clayberg Nursing Center in Cuba, IL. She was born on April 17, 1928 in Astoria, the daughter of Hugh and Susie (Farwell) Curless. She married Medford S. Phillips, on December 25, 1948 in Astoria. He preceded her in death on December 5, 1995.

Myrna was also preceded in death by son-in-law Bill Carithers, grandson Nathan Hazzard, great-granddaughters Samantha and Reese Carithers, sisters; Opal Schisler, Nellie Ruth, Olive Howe, Nora Curless, and Edith Lee, and brothers; John, Jack, Ted, and Bill Curless.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Carithers of Astoria and Nicki (and Richard) Hazzard of Lewistown, IL, five grandchildren; Michelle (and Phillip) Scrogum, Mike (and Kerri) Carithers, Wesley (and Stephanie) Carithers, Jarod (and Susan) Hazzard, and Jacob (and Jenna) Hazzard, one step-granddaughter Angie Williams, ten great-grandchildren; Abbie and Noah Scrogum, Jessica, Austin, McKenna, and Addyson Carithers, Casey, Brayden, Nikita, and Cole Carithers, three step-great-grandchilkdren Alyssa, Kylie, and Courtney, ten step-great-great-grandchildren, and one sister Doris Robertson of Ipava, IL.

Myrna was a farm wife who raised chickens and miniature horses. She worked at PAG, Astoria Fiber Steel, and DANA Corp. in Havana, IL. Her door was always open to anyone who wanted to play cards, games, hang-out, or shoot skeet. She was always available to help raise the grandkids and cheer them on in whatever they found interesting, be it sports, academics, music, or theater.

Her greatest achievement, besides her family, was passing the GED exam at the age of 70. She worked as a kindergarten aid and helped her grandson at the family orchard. She loved to hunt, fish, pick mushrooms and black raspberries, and work in her flowers and garden. She was a seamstress and quilt maker. She enjoyed going on the occasional gambling trip with her friends. She was an avid reader, rode her 4-wheeler, and loved following her family on Facebook.

To Myrna, there was no other team but her St. Louis Cardinals.

Services will be held on Friday, March 8th at 11:30 am. Pastor Gary Sheets will officiate. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, prior to the service. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Astoria Cemetery, Mt. Zion Cemetery, or the Astoria Fire and Rescue Squad.

Condolences


March 5th, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Myrna and all of you. Love, Jodie and Robbin Kost

March 5th, 2019

I"m sorry to hear about your Mom Nicki. Prayers for your family!
Love Norma Davis Knapp

March 5th, 2019

What a dear, sweet lady, who will be sadly missed. Her loving family will be in our prayers. John & Sandy Bybee

March 5th, 2019

So sad to hear about Myrna’s passing. You have our sincerest condolences. She was a sweet lady. Hugs & prayers. Mark & Mary S Clayton

March 5th, 2019

You have my deepest sympathies for your loss. I have many fond memories of Myrna and your family. Love to all! Kerry Welker

March 5th, 2019

Myrna Phillips Family
Sorry for your loss. Myrna was a first cousin to my Mother Nina. Very few of the first cousins still living. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Warren and Linda Howe

March 5th, 2019

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Jody Dean

March 5th, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. God bless her family., Marsha Thomas

March 5th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. A grand lady. Tommy & Pam Trone

March 5th, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts & Prayers for all your family from our family. Steve and Pam Burget.

March 5th, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about this. Thinking of the family in thus time of need.

March 5th, 2019

So, so sorry for your loss. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give the family peace during this difficult time and the many days ahead. Mike and Donna Shirley

March 5th, 2019

To all of Myrna's family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing lady and loved her family so much. Sending prayers of comfort to all of you. May your memories get you through the difficult days.

March 5th, 2019

Nancy,Nicki,and your families. We were so sorry to hear of Myrna's passing, she was a great lady! Rhonda & Chuck Sosey & Rita Jones

March 5th, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

March 5th, 2019

Myrna was one of the first smiling faces I saw and met when I started working at the school. I loved seeing her in the hall working with kids. She was a sweetheart and will be missed. You’re all in my prayers. Bobette Massaglia

March 5th, 2019

Very sorry to hear this. A special lady.
Gary & Letha Clark

March 6th, 2019

So sorry the families loss Lisa Bucher

March 6th, 2019

Very sorry to hear of her passing. As I only met her a couple times, she was very sweet. May she Rest In Peace in heaven with her family and friends. Lori Rodriguez

March 6th, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. Sharon Ratcliff

March 6th, 2019

Carithers family-I am so sorry for your loss. Myrna was a sweet lady, with a sweet family. I remember her at many of our sporting events!

March 6th, 2019

Nicki and Nancy, I extend to you my deepest sympathy. Your mother was quite an individual and I am certain she will continue to be so in everyone's memories and in stories to be handed down. Big hug to all of you. Andrew Chopivsky

March 6th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. She was a gentle soul engaged and happy. Mike and Elaine Worman

March 6th, 2019

So very sorry

March 6th, 2019

I Am sad to see Myrna had passed. Always loved working with her at Fiber Steel. She was always smiling and she always was helpful with work. Prayers to her family and friends. Lynn Spe cer

March 6th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Kathy and maurie cox

March 6th, 2019

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Sandra K Yocum

March 6th, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Janet and John Weber

March 6th, 2019

I always remember her smiling and being so welcoming to our family. She was a beauty! And she loved her Medford and her girls. Angie Irwin partlow

March 6th, 2019

So sorry for you loss. Prayers are with you and your family.

March 6th, 2019

So sorry for the loss of your Mother Bob and Loretta

March 6th, 2019

Nancy, Nikki and families, we are sorry for the Los of your mother. She was a sweet lady and always had a smile. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Bob and Melba Baker

March 6th, 2019

Nicki and Nancy and families. Our sincerest sympathies to you for the loss of your Mom. She was a beautiful and kind lady. Hugs for you both

March 6th, 2019

From JoEllen, Kathleen and Suzanne and families (the prior submission)

March 6th, 2019

Sorry for your loss.prayers for the whole family.Greg and Debby Parker

March 6th, 2019

Sending our deepest condolences to Nancy, Nicki and all your family. Martha Collins Davey and Jim, Melba Collins, Mr. And Mrs. Phillip Collins and family.

March 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss
Thoughts n prayers for all of you
The Taylors, Gary, Bev, Miranda

March 7th, 2019

Nicki and family, we are with you in thought at your mom's passing. Surely many fond memories and stories will be a comfort to you all. Ralph and Debbie Nelson

March 7th, 2019

Nicki, I remember how much fun you, your mom and I had that day on the River Walk in San Antonio. Sending love and light to you and Nancy and the rest of your family ❤ Roberta And John Horton

March 7th, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. She was such a nice lady.

March 7th, 2019

Very sorry for your loss. Myrna and her family are special people. In my thoughts and prayers, Jo A.Stambaugh

March 7th, 2019

To the Myrna Philips Family—I am so sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

March 7th, 2019

From Butch and Janet Hazzard

March 8th, 2019

Nancy & Nicki, we are so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you in our prayers. Keith & Christy Lehman

March 9th, 2019

So sad to hear about your mom keeping you in our prayers