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Graveside Ceremony: 3 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2020, at Bunker Cemetery in Rinard
Phyllis Mae Vail, age 85, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.
She was born July 27, 1935, in Geff, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph Martin and Addie Ozella (Plumley) Eckelberry. She was united in marriage to Edwin “Ed” Arkel Vail on November 3, 1951, in Flora, and together they shared 52 years of marriage until his death February 10, 2004.
Phyllis was baptized at Red Brush Christian Church and was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and time spent traveling with Ed to Texas during the winters. Her greatest passion was her children and grandchildren and she will be remembered as a dedicated CNA and caregiver.
She is survived by a son: Dennis (Carla) Vail of Pesotum; 2 daughters: Christine (Jim) Hallett of Savannah, Tennessee, and Patsy White of Effingham; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister: Rhesa Eckelberry of Flora; and many nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Edwin Vail; a son: Jeffrey Vail; a son-in-law: Barry White; a grandson: James Robert Hallett; brothers: Joseph Robert Eckelberry, Edward Lee Eckelberry, Clifford Ray Eckelberry, James Oren Eckelberry, William Olen Eckelberry, and Kenneth Eckelberry; and sisters: Marjorie Kirkman, Melba Rowden, and Thelma Furlow.
A graveside ceremony will be held 3 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2020, at Bunker Cemetery in Rinard, with George Coble officiating. Those attending are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Clay County Hospice or Golden Circle Nutrition Program and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
a golden heart that stopped beating... so many memories that will be cherished. Aunt Phyllis you will be missed but i know you were ready to go home. RIP. prayers for strength and support for the family
Prayers for everyone.u will be missed dearly grandma .
Please accept our sincere condolonces,Sharon and I both know the loss felt when a special loved one is called home. GOD is good in all that he does.
Dennis and family, I am sorry for your loss, praying for strength and direction in this challenging time, what a blessing to have 85 years with your mom,
Dennis and Family, We are thinking of you as we have learned of the passing of your Mom. We are truly sorry for your loss
Sorry for your lost. Remembering all of you in prayer
such a Beautiful and precious person. she will be missed . SHE WAs TRULY a vERY sPEcIaL WOMan> SHE LOVED WITH ALL HER HEART.She always put her family first. SHE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND WILL BE MISSED.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all the family.
So sorry. I know it hurts. Hold on to your loved ones they will get you thru. I'll be thinking of you.
I will miss you more then anyone will ever know. You were such a special person in my (our) lives. Not only were you my mother-in- law for almost 47 years but the mother to my husband and our children’s grandmother but more than that you were my friend. I’ll miss your smile and your wisdom but most of all I’ll miss your endless kindness and love. To your children I send my most sincere condolences and I hope they find peace in knowing God gave them one of the very best mothers ever.
She was a wonderful woman. RIP aunt Phyllis.
My aunt Phyllis was awesome one of the few Eckelberry's I could really talk too, I remember her house on sunny dr. And visiting her as a small child. I love all the rest of you Eckelberry's still out there too. Phone number 217 508 9795