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Obituary: Tipton

Phyllis M. Tipton, 92, of Fairbury, passed away at 7:45pm, August 18, 2019, at Serenity Villa at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.

Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church, Fairbury. J.D. Buchenou will be officiating.

Friends may greet the family from 10-11:00am, Wednesday, August 21, 2019, also at the church. Inurnment will take place privately in Avoca Township Cemetery, Fairbury.

Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital, First Presbyterian Church, Fairbury, or Paralyzed Veterans.

Phyllis was born August 14, 1927, in Fairbury the daughter of James Garfield and Naoma Ramseyer Drennen. She married James L. Tipton on July 29, 1950 in Fairbury. He died March 14, 2005.

Surviving are her children, James (Sally) Tipton of Fairbury and Mary L. (Jim) McCambridge of Ft. Collins, CO; grandchildren, Bethany (Aaron) Meiss, Scott (Tiffani) Tipton, Sarah (Jason) Elliott, Wesley (Allison) Stallbohm, and Molly Stallbohm; step-grandchildren, Adam (Maurin) McCambridge, Shannan (Bryan) Olson, and Aaron (Sarah) McCambridge; great-grandchildren, Landon, Kyler, and Lexi Meiss, Aiden and Ally Tipton, Olivia and Parker Elliott, Mack and Drew Stallbohm; step-great-grandchildren, Maddie and Jackson McCambridge, Jay, Lyndsey, and Ty Olson, and Emmett and Daphne McCambridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Wilma Hacker and Liz Parmele.

After raising her children Phyllis became the secretary for the First Presbyterian Church in Fairbury and then was the secretary for Westview Elementary School, Fairbury for 27 years.

She was an active lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fairbury. She enjoyed playing Bridge, Euchre, and watching the Cubs.

Phyllis was wonderful homemaker always cooking good healthy meals for her family and being supportive of her children and grandchildren’s events.

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