|Phyllis A. Riess, 71, of Galesburg, died at 5:16 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg.
Ms. Riess was born Aug. 28, 1941, in Evansville, Indiana, the daughter of Paul and Lucille Evans.
She is survived by two children, John H. Riess of Champaign, Ill. and Jana Riess of Cincinnati, Ohio, and three grandchildren: Rachael Lefler of Congerville, Illinois; Jake Riess of Columbia, Missouri; and Jerusha Riess-Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also survived by her three siblings: Paula Evans Fornari of Greencastle, Indiana; and Albert Evans and Janie Vonderscher, both of Evansville, Indiana. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and by her ex-husband, John David Riess.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg, with the Rev. Dr. Tom Larsen officiating. Visitation will be earlier that day from 10 a.m. to noon at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made in her name to the Galesburg Public Library, Trinity Lutheran Church, or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com