Mrs. Phyllis J. Poe, 88, of Galesburg, Ill. peacefully passed away at 8:40 am July 25, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center in Peoria, Ill.
She was born March 30, 1926 in Knoxville, Ill. the daughter of LeLand A. and Grace E. Bennison Witherell. She married Donald W. Poe in Galesburg on January 11, 1947. He preceded her in death on April 26, 2008.
She is survived by her son, Lonnie (Suzi) Poe of Mechanicsville, Va.; her daughter, Virginia (Barry) Shaver of Peoria, Ill.; her brother, Marvin D. Witherell of Killeen, Texas; seven grandchildren, Brad (Christy) Poe of Washington State, Sarah (Chris) Andrus of Calif., Alina Poe of Raleigh, N.C., Veronica (Bert) Haskell of Elmwood, Ill., Jared Shaver of Peoria, Ill, Brandon Shaver of Crystal Lake, Ill. and Kyle Shaver of Peoria, Ill. and seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and three sisters.
Phyllis was a homemaker, who also worked many years at W.T. Grants and later Sears. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1944. She was a dedicated and devoted, lifelong member of the East Main Congregational United Church of Christ. She was very active with Home Extension.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 pm Monday, July 28, 2014 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Robin Faull will officiate. Visitation will be from Noon-1 pm Monday at the chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the East Main Congregational United Church of Christ. Online condolence may be made at www.h-p-w.com