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Carol Ann Phillips

March 5, 1935 January 7, 2016
Carol Ann Phillips
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PEORIA – Carol Ann Phillips, 80, of Peoria passed away at 6:12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at her residence.

Carol was born on Mar. 5, 1935, in Springfield to the late George and Bernice (McClure) Doyle. She celebrated her 80th birthday last year by wearing a pink tutu and having a great time. She married Thomas Phillips on Jan. 23, 1957, in Springfield. He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Rosemary.

She is survived by five children, Susan (fiancé, Matthew Coker) Evans of Peoria Heights, Thomas (Chrissie) Phillips of Eugene, Ore., Sally Demmin of Peoria, Mary (Bill) Thorpe of West Peoria, and Nancy (Pete) Katus of Peoria; 10 grandchildren, Emily, Sarah (John), Maya, Kiri, Roan, Adam, Kyle, Justin “J.P.”, Drew, and Alex; two sisters, Nancy and Barbara; one brother, Mick; and many friends.

Carol was a pharmacy technician at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, retiring in 1998.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed working crossword puzzles, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, and watching Illini basketball, especially during March Madness.

A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Father Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial of ashes will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Calvary Cemetery in Springfield. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude MIdwest Affiliate or for Masses in Carol’s name.

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11:00 AM 1/14/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church.

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

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St. Jude Midwest Affiliate


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