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Phyllis Sandusky

October 12, 1939 — April 3, 2020

Phyllis Dawanda Sandusky, 80, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Integrity Healthcare of Herrin.

Phyllis was born on October 12, 1939 in Vienna to Chalman and Wilma (Ford) Burklow.  She married Robert Sandusky on September 1, 1959 in Marion.  He preceded her in death on January 7, 2011.

Phyllis worked at Mattingly Healthcare.  She loved Cardinal’s Baseball, listening to Vince Gill’s music and attending his concerts and her favorite color was red.  Phyllis loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include:


Wanda Shelton of Marion

Gary Sandusky of Herrin

Linda “Kay” Sandusky of Herrin

Kendra Sandusky (Derek Davis) of Marion

Robert Sandusky, Jr. of Stiritz

David Sandusky of Stiritz

Tina Sandusky of Herrin


John Shelton of Marion

Anthony Sandusky of Herrin

Amber (Lucas) Rector of Eldorado

Samantha (Trevor) Jones of Herrin

Eddie Nicholson III of Marion

Great grandchildren:

Brent Shelton

Jordan Rector

Dylan Rector

Justin Peppers, Jr.

Anthony Sandusky, Jr.

Robert Samuel Sandusky

Sister-Mary Hileman of Cypress

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND BY THE SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER BY GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER, a private graveside service will be held at Vienna Fraternal Cemetery in Vienna.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

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