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Mark Phillips

Jan 31st, 1958 - Jun 30th, 2024

Memorial Ceremony:  11 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Memorial Visitation:  9 until 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 


      Mark Dale Phillips, born on January 31, 1958, in Effingham, Illinois, passed away on June 30, 2024, at the age of 66 in St. Elmo, Illinois.  A lifelong resident of Hoosier Township, Mark was deeply rooted in the land he was raised on and cherished.

      Mark's early career was spent in the oil fields, where he forged lasting friendships and developed a reputation as a committed worker.  He later served as the Road Commissioner for Hoosier Township, dedicating his efforts to the betterment of the local residents.  Mark concluded his professional journey at Bible Pork, Inc., where he continued to exhibit his strong work ethic and develop lifelong friendships.

      Beyond his professional life, Mark was a devoted family man, known for his generosity and sense of humor.  He was a proud husband to Debra (Carpenter) Phillips for 43 years and a loving father to Crystal (Ryan) Hosselton and Michael (Naomi) Phillips.  He took great joy in his role as a grandfather to Destiny, Eva, Tyler, Mason, Maveric, and as a great-grandfather to Cooper, Carley, and Levi.

      Mark's hobbies included coon and deer hunting, playing cards, cheering on the Chicago Bears, and enjoying a Pabst Blue Ribbon. These simple pleasures were a testament to his down-to-earth nature and love of life's basic joys.

      Mark is survived by his wife; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; siblings: Anthony (Carol) Phillips, Alvena (Terry) Hildebrand, Larry (Donna) Phillips, Jay C. Phillips, Vickie Harvel, and Alan (Sharyn) Phillips; brother-in-law: Sonny Dale Carpenter; sister-in-law: Donna Jo Carpenter; special friend: Gina Brooks; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: Arthur Warren and Geneva Phillips; his in-laws: Gene and Shirley Carpenter; niece: Angela Jo Phillips; nephew: Jesse Dale Carpenter; and friend: Tom Brooks.

      A memorial ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  A memorial visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  The family invites friends and loved ones to join them in celebrating Mark’s life.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, please visit:


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Vickie Simpson

July 2nd

So sorry to hear. Everytime I saw Mark, he had a smile. Prayers for all

Michelle Hawkins and family

July 2nd

My heart is sad but know that Mark is in a better place. Such a kind soul and sweetest smile. Many prayers are sent to Deb and his children and grandchildren.

Arlene Cook ( zenisek)

July 2nd

Very sorry for your loss . Gods blessings to the family.

Jim & Jackie Koonce

July 2nd

So sorry for your loss Crystal and family

Bud & Linda Martin

July 2nd

Larry & Donna: We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family.

Walter J. Chaney

July 2nd

Thoughts, prayers and condolences to his family!

Steven Staley

July 2nd

To the Phillips family, I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. He is with the Lord now. He will be missed by many. You have my deepest condolences. Steve Staley

Dave and Linda Schymick

July 2nd

Alvena and Vickie, we are so sorry for the loss of your brother! Prayers for all the family!

Ronda Cochran

July 2nd

I’m truly sorry for your loss Debra.

Karen Lewis

July 2nd

So sorry for your loss. Mark was always so nice and kind with a warm smile. May God's grace comfort you in this difficult time.

Larry and Donna Milner

July 2nd

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

July 2nd

Mark it was a pleasure to know you. Such a kind man n so friendly. Comforting prayers to you all in the many day ahead

Leon & Glenda Sharp

July 2nd

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Dwaine and Kitty Wendling

July 2nd

Our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Randy & Steven Dane

July 3rd

You were loved and cherished in life and will continue to be till we all meet again in glory

Monte & Nancy Bible

July 3rd

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Larry & Mary Jo Patridge

July 3rd

Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

Kim Welty

July 4th

My heartfelt condolences for Deb and family's!! Mark was a kind, Loving Family Man!! May God wrap his loving arm's around each of you during the difficult day's ahead 🙏 with Love ❤️ Kim

Jerry and Carolyn Bible

July 4th

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mark Phillips. Love to all. We will all miss Mark. 💕

Donald and Debra (Sharp) Nix

July 4th

Sorry to hear of Marks passing! He would always have a smile and kind words. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all the family!

Darlene Cook Grimsley

July 6th

Prayers and comfort

Dale Carpenter

July 11th

He was a good man who didn't get to enjoy the last of life because of diminisha, he give it his all for Family and Friends until he couldn't no more Great Friend and Brother You have and will be missed R.I.P

Abby Tolliver

July 9th

I have so many memories of Mark, sitting at my parents' kitchen table, and telling stories from his past. I always loved listening to him, he never failed to make me laugh or to warm my heart. Mark will be deeply missed here on Earth, and my mom will keep him company above ❤️ Hugs & love to the family



Cliff & Cindy Turner
Tawanna White
Deborah Pruitt
Charlotte Dulaney
Donald Fry / Sheery Evilsizer
Bill and Carolyn Frank
Larry Frost
Michelle Hawkins and family
Micheal W & Kristal G Engelmeier
Ken Jennings Jr
John & Deana Devore
Cecelia Cardascio
Bud & Linda Martin
FTHS Class of 1970
Calvin and Anita Lake
Alesia & Victor
Pat Burt
Kim R Dugan
Walter J. Chaney
Amanda (Tolliver) Connelly
Suzanne Acree
Tony gray
vickie hill
parvin and Carolyn murbarger
Dana Hosselton
Kim (Bickley)Welty
Kevin and Jana Henry
Rebecca Hildebrand
Dana Hosick
Rick and Trudy Stanford
Jim Hildebrand
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Annie (Wilson) Hays
Mark &Karen Jones
Carla Hildebrand Colclasure
Charlotte Dulaney
Karen Lewis
Judy Ashley
Mike & Beth Yates
Tony & Jami Gibbons
Danny and Jackie Schnautz
Peggy Shroyer Leigh
Donna Jo Carpenter
Pam O’Dell Young
Leona McDowell
Michal and family
Michael Phillips
Leon & Glenda Sharp
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Tammy and Ronda Cochran
Esther Walker
Walt & Doloris Brewer
parvin and Carolyn murbarger
Jodi Schnepper
parvin and Carolyn murbarger
Randall & Diane Gill
Jim Hildebrand
Randy & Steven Dane
Micheal Schnepper
Ronnie and Barb McGrew
Mike & Beth Yates
Jean Guerrettaz and Mike Patridge
Monte & Nancy Bible
Leon & Glenda Sharp
Bill & Brenda Britton
Richard & Marina Bookhout
Nancy Weidner
Ed and Jill Dawkins
parvin and Carolyn murbarger
John & Deana Devore
Sonny Dale Carpenter
Albert & Kim Payne
Kevin Snell
Bert Griffin
Robert & Janice Weidner
Donald and Debra ( Sharp) Nix
Bruce&Nannette Richards
Ray and Jackie Evans
Neal & Janet Fehrenbacher
Dale, Evangeline, Slade, Zion
Darlene Cook Grimsley
Abby Tolliver
Becky and Butch Franklin


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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
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