Phyllis Jackson

Jun 21st, 1940 - May 30th, 2019


Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Mon, Jun. 3rd, 2019 5:00PM ~ 8:00 PM

Tue, Jun. 4th, 2019 10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM


Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Tue, Jun. 4th, 2019 11:00 AM


Rose Hill Cemetery

Tue, Jun. 4th, 2019 12;00 PM

Phyllis Jackson

Marion- Phyllis Sue (Kobler) Jackson, age 78, of Marion, passed away at 8:01am on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Parkway Manor in the company of her family.  

Phyllis was born in Williamson County on June 21, 1940, the daughter of Raymond and Dimple (Dunn) Kobler. She married Charles Robert “Bob” Jackson on August 20, 1960 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion. 

She is survived by her husband, Robert Jackson, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; her son, Deron, his wife Jonty and son Ezekiel; her daughter, Dawn Ellen, her sister Beverly Milner and brother in law Burkett Milner; nephews Jim Jackson and wife Arlene, Brent Milner and wife Mimi, Dale Ratermann,; nieces Deborah Houy, Jacqueline Nielson and husband Roger, and Martina Ragain and husband Scott.  Great nieces and nephews include Nick Houy, Emily Kincaid, Scott Hunt, Eric Nielson, Carolyn Duranowski, Danielle Jackson, Luke Ragain, Ben Ragain, Nathan Ragain, Beck Milner, Piper Milner, and Scout Milner.  She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Dimple Kobler and her brother R. Dale Kobler.

Phyllis was a lifelong member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion where she devoted many years of service.  Her professional career was as a teacher both in the Marion school system and at John A. Logan College.  In 2000 she was honored as the recipient of the College’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year. 

Funeral services to celebrate Phyllis’ life will be held at 11am on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion with Rev. Jim Slone and Rev. Lance Leeds officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Parkinson’s Foundation, or Aldersgate Church. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the services or at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N. Market Street; Marion, IL 62959.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Teresa Hoy Johnson

    From: Evansville, Indiana

    Date: May 31, 2019

    So many memories of her and my mom Helen Hoy being a part of Aldersagte Church.
    Prayers to the family and members of the church. She will be missed.

  • Guest: Paula Sue Sturam

    From: Evansville, Indiana

    Date: May 31, 2019

    So sorry to hear of Phyllis’ passing. She was a talented person and I have very fond memories of her and the family. She accompanied me on the piano at band contest and we spent many hours practicing. That time together formed a friendship that I will remember forever. Beverly, you and your family are in my prayers. Condolences to Robert and their family.

  • Guest: Ken & Debbie Hurt

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 31, 2019

    We’re so sorry to hear of Phyllis’ passing. She was Ken’s 8th Grade Homeroom teacher when he moved here in 1963 and she was my P.E. teacher in 7th & 8th grade……… of both our favorite teachers. I’ve gone to Aldersgate since I was 5 or 6 yrs. old, so I can remember all the Kobler family fondly. Our prayers are with all of you.

  • Guest: Renee Pressley

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 31, 2019

    So sorry to hear of Phyllis passing. She and her family wore many hats in the church and also in the school system. Such a pillar at Aldersgate. Prayers for the families. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and comfort you.

  • Guest: Christine (Hoy) Hart

    From: Ormand Beach , Florida

    Date: June 1, 2019

    As a child I remember her growing up at Aldersgate. She was a very special person to me. Then I had her in School for a teacher.. i was a little stinker. I have always admired her and the work she has done. May God keep her in the palm of his hands.. thanks Phyllis for all those wonderful memories. R.I.P.

  • Guest: Kelly Strader

    From: Cadiz, Kentucky

    Date: June 3, 2019

    Mrs. Jackson was a wonderful person and teacher. She was my teacher and, later, my co-worker at JALC. RIP Mrs. Jackson