Rosalie Phillips

Aug 26th, 1930 - Jun 23rd, 2020

Service:

Blairsville Cemetery

Fri, Jun. 26th, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Burial:

Blairsville Cemetery

Fri, Jun. 26th, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Rosalie Phillips

Rosalie Phillips, age 89, of Carterville, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 12:15 p.m. at her daughter’s home.

Rosalie was born on August 26, 1930 in Osage, Illinois, the daughter of Leo and Ethel (Grissom) Yates.  She was united in marriage to Charles R. “Chub” Phillips on August 13, 1949 in Piggott, Arkansas and he preceded her in death on January 17, 2003 after 53 years of marriage.  Rosalie worked for many years in dining for student housing at SIU-Carbondale in Lentz Hall.  She loved dancing, working outdoors and cooking Sunday dinners for her family.  Rosalie was of the Pentecostal faith.  She loved her dog, Sissy, but especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Jack (Vikki) Phillips of Bush; her daughter, Charleen (John) Shelton of Carterville; three grandsons, Joe (Dixie) Phillips of Hurst, Shane Watts of Carterville and Joshua Phillips of Bush; four great-grandchildren, Joey Asher, Tori Phillips, Mason Watts and Haven Watts; and her sister-in-law, Carolyn Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers, Charles Ray Yates, Donald Yates and Audrey “Bob” Yates.

Graveside funeral services will be held at Blairsville Cemetery on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Jeff Chism officiating.  Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to SIU School of Medicine’s Simmons Cancer Institute for research on angiosarcoma.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 South 13th Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948.

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7 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Karen Kliora Cramer

    From: Wadsworth , Illinois

    Date: June 24, 2020

    My sincerest condolences to Rosalie’s family. I worked with her for many years at SIU. She was an extremely nice person

  • Guest: Patricia Nance

    From: Bush, Illinois

    Date: June 25, 2020

    Rosalie was a very special lady to me. Vikki is my sister so I have spent a lot of time with Rosalie. She always told us that she wished she had a sister. We went to dinner on Sunday or I have eaten at her house . You were always there. I loved her dearly!

  • Guest: Brett Baxter

    From: Carterville , Illinois

    Date: June 25, 2020

    Never will forget the “eye” when Wade and I where youngins out there in the vicinity of the girls on Sycamore Rd. My most sincere condolences to you n your family Charleen.

  • Guest: Jacqueline Tweedy

    From: Bush, Illinois

    Date: June 25, 2020

    So sorry to hear this ,I remember Rosalie for many years living down from them as a young girl. Prayers for the family.

  • Guest: Jannetta

    From: Carbondale , Illinois

    Date: June 25, 2020

    A beautiful woman who treated me as family from the first time Charleen and I became BFF. She was definitely a mother to me. I love you Rosalie.

  • Guest: Jodi Watts

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: June 26, 2020

    Rosalie was a grandmother to me for over 25 years. Her Sunday dinners were something that you just didn’t allow yourself to miss out on. She loved her children and grandchildren with all of her heart. I pray for a peace in the upcoming days knowing that she is now in Heaven waiting for all of us. xo

  • Guest: Rita Ford ( Jodi’s Aunt)

    From: Shepherdsville, Kentucky

    Date: June 26, 2020

    Rosalie, was a wonderful lady she was good to me I knew her thru Shane. And Jodi. You will be missed by your family’s. And friends.Holidays won’t be the same without you Rosalie. Love you