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Wanda Phillips

Wanda Virginia Phillips, 97, of Marion, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at her home.

Wanda was born March 7, 1924 in Crab Orchard the daughter of Wayman and Vinnie (Hamlet) Dunaway. She married Claude E. Phillips on September 26, 1942 and he precedes her in death.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Marion. Wanda had worked in housekeeping, she enjoyed camping and cleaning.

Survivors include her four children:
Sandy Lee of Ocala, Florida
Alice Thetford of Los Angeles, California
Sherry & Danny Buttrum of Murphysboro
Don & Marta Phillips of Johnston City
Seven grandchildren
Ten great grandchildren
Twin sisters - Nancy Minton and Patsy Strunk both of Marion

Preceded by her Parents, husband - Claude E. Phillips, brother - Fred Dunaway and an infant brother.

Graveside services be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Rose Hill Cemetery with Danny Ward officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery. Blue Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Was so sorry to hear of her passing Wanda anger family were my neighbors growing up and such a wonderful family! Had many a memories with them all!

Yolanda Hogue Dwyer Mar 24 2022 3:01 PM

Wanda has been a great backdoor neighbor to our son. We enjoyed visiting with her while there.Sweet lady, always smiling and happy. Will miss seeing her.

Roger and Jo Parks Nov 12 2021 9:34 PM

Ms Wanda, oh how I enjoyed her and Claude as my backyard neighbor for 23 years before we moved. She was always happy, was so funny, and was just like a grandparent to my son, Jeremy. She was a very special lady to us. Special thoughts and prayers for her family. Now, she is camping with Mr. Claude again. Janie Travelstead and Jeremy Bundren

Janie Travelstead Nov 10 2021 6:16 PM

So very sorry for your loss. I remember all the stories Sandy shared of her mom especially when she found her outside on a ladder and when Sandy took it away her mom just ordered a new one. Sandy you have many wonderful memories of your mom keep them in your heart my friend and she will be with you.

Dianne Kariotis Nov 9 2021 6:51 PM

She was such a sweet lady. Always had a smile of greeting on her face. Will miss her at church.

Marge and Carl Patterson Nov 9 2021 1:35 PM