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Phyllis Jean Ricks

July 10, 1934 February 22, 2008
Phyllis Jean Ricks
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Obituary for Phyllis Jean Ricks

PEORIA-Phyllis Jean Ricks, 73, of West Peoria, passed away at 12:55 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2008 at her residence. She was born on July 10, 1934 in Macomb, IL to Forrest and Irene Barrett Millington. She married John Ricks on January 21, 1956 in Bartonville. He survives. She is also survived by two sons, Dan (Charlotte) Ricks of Peoria and Chuck (Denene) Ricks of Washington, IL; one daughter, Vicky (Ken) Benedict of East Peoria; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Vivian Perrigo of Timberlake, NC, Pat Davis of Cave City, AR and Dee DeLong of Pekin; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was a Secretary at Bituminus Insurance Co. and retired in 1993. Phyllis bowled in the area for many years and was a huge Bradley Basketball Fan. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with Pastor Don Burleson officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Hospice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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