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Linda J. Phillips

April 22nd, 1951 – May 5th, 2024

Linda J. Phillips, 73, of Macomb, IL, formerly of Astoria, IL, passed away at 6:59 pm on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at The Elms in Macomb, IL. She was born on April 22, 1951 in Peoria, IL and raised in Astoria, the daughter of Forrest and Naomi (Welker) Phillips.

Linda was a graduate of Astoria High School and would go on to take classes at both Spoon River College and Lincoln Land. After school, she went to work for several years at the State of Illinois Comptrollers Office in Springfield, IL where she ran the posting machine.

Linda was a member of the D.A.R. Office in Lewistown, IL. Linda and her family attended the Astoria Christian Church for 18 years. She enjoyed watching TV, especially situational comedies, listening to music, collecting glass and had several glass pieces, and coloring in adult coloring books.

She is survived by several cousins, Raymond Welker of Vero Beach, FL, Franklin Welker of Astoria, Allen (and Crystal) Welker of Vermont, IL, Judy (and Dean) Hopkins of Astoria, Norma Holmes of Knoxville, IL, Brenda Heath of Astoria, IL, Nancy Carithers of Astoria, and Nicki (and Richard) Hazzard of Lewistown, IL.

She is preceded by her parents, aunts and uncles, and two cousins, Johnny Welker and Anna Maye Fouts.

Services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Gary Sheets will officiate. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the services on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Astoria American Legion, Astoria Fire & Rescue Squad or the Astoria Christian Church.


May 7th, 2024

So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was always a very sweet person.

May 7th, 2024

Joyce Behymer

May 7th, 2024

My deepest sympathy to Linda's family. Everyone was blessed to had known her. Member of Thomas Walters Chapter DAR Lorenda Spilker.

May 7th, 2024

Judy Kingery Shirley
I knew Linda throughout school, as we both rode the same school bus. She was a sweet person. My condolences to all of her family.

May 8th, 2024

So sorry for your loss. Norma Meehan

May 8th, 2024

Linda & I were in the Astoria class of 1969, neighbors in rural Astoria, & bc there were 6 of we Grover kids, & Linda was an only child, we had lots of times together at our home or I was at hers. We moved to Havana my Sophomore yr, but still visited up until a few years b4 she moved into the Elms. Forest & Naomi treated me like a daughter & I was always thankful for our friendship throughout our lives. Always will be remembered by me, dear Linda…Susie Grover Thompson, Knoxville, TN

May 8th, 2024

So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. My condolences to the family. Linda (Foutch) Schneider