Phyllis A Frey

Jul 10th, 1940 - Jan 14th, 2021


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Jan. 19th, 2021 11 am - 1 pm


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Jan. 19th, 2021 1 pm


Maplewood Cemetery

Tue, Jan. 19th, 2021

Phyllis A Frey

Phyllis A. Frey, 80, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Integrity Healthcare of Marion.

Phyllis was born July 10, 1940 in Marion the daughter of Lawrence and Aline (Farmer) Radcliffe.  She married Kenneth L. Frey on February 23, 1957 in Marion and together they shared over 62 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on June 14, 2019.

She was a member of Center Baptist Church.  Phyllis was an avid quilter who loved making quilts for all of her family.

Survivors include her:

Son – Curtis and Kathy Frey of Marion

Son – Tim and Pam Frey of Marion

Daughter – Lori and Robert Watson of Elgin

11 Grandchildren:

Amber and Mike Kever, Crystal Knepler, Landon Frey, Olivia Frey, Brandon Crossan, Miranda Loucks, Amy Simmons, Kristina Robinson, Amanda and Travis Vickery, Jim Watson and Chuck Watson

Twelve great grandchildren;

Kate and Jackson Kever, Dustin Dotson, Colten Savant, Tayler and Kiley Issler, Eli Vickery, Lauren Baine, Tate and Addy Vickery, Asher and Silas Loucks

Sister – Katherine Branecky of Victoria, Texas

Sister – Jo Davis of Johnston City

Sister – Jean Kish (Jim) of Pinckneyville

Sister – Terry Stewart of Marion

Preceded by her Parents, Husband – Kenneth, Son – Jason Frey, Infant Brother – Lawrence Lee Radcliffe.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 1 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Cutsinger officiating.  Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing and the wearing of masks will be required

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6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Peggy Chilicki

    From: Geneva, Illinois

    Date: January 15, 2021

    Lori, so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family.

  • Guest: Veronica Hendrickson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 15, 2021

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Phyllis was a wonderful lady and a great influence on me.

  • Guest: Connie Hendrickson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 15, 2021

    Aunt Phyllis was an awesome lady!! Loved her a lot!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family!! My fondest memories is riding in the back of their pickup going to Bible School. We had so much fun!! I’m sure her and Uncle Kenneth are together again in Heaven. They both will be missed very much!!

  • Guest: Jody Page

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 16, 2021

    So very sorry to hear about phyllis, she was such a sweet and kind lady !
    Enjoyed the tears we attended church together, prayers for the family.

  • Guest: Lori Allen

    From: O'Fallon, Illinois

    Date: January 16, 2021

    Lori it’s one of our greatest heartaches to lose our Mamas. It’s because they loved us so much. Praying for you and your family.

  • Guest: Larry Davis

    From: Paducah, Kentucky

    Date: January 19, 2021

    Curt, Tim, Lisa,
    I’m so thankful that I had an aunt like your mom. I remember all of us going to church together when we were kids. I also remember going to your house for family get-togethers. These were times of joy and laughter that I won’t forget. Your family has had a huge positive impact on my life. Your mom and dad were always a stable example of living the Faith to me, and I draw on those memories often. When I was baptized in a farm pond in 1977, your mom and dad were there. When I made choices that were unpleasing to God, I not only feared His wrath administered through my parents, I also often thought about how disappointed your folks would be if they found out.Though time and life has created distance on a map, I’ll hold the fond memories closely.

    I pray for comfort for you and your families during this time of aunt Phyllis’ homegoing. She will be sorely missed until we see her again.

    I’m very sorry that I’m not able to be there with you today. Please know that you are on my mind and heart.