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Richard L. Phillips

Richard L. Phillips

Richard L. Phillips, age 62, of Beverly, died on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on August 26, 1956 in Quincy, the son of Melvin and Rose (Leezer) Phillips. Richard was a farmer and a recycler of scrap metal. He was also well known as a gravedigger in the Adams County area.

Richard was a member of the Beverly United Methodist Church. Richard loved playing cards and poker. He was always helping family and friends whenever he could.

Richard is survived by:
SIBLINGS: Raymond (Teresa) Phillips of Petersburg, IL; Dale (Arettia) Phillips of Liberty; Roger (Mary) Phillips of Baylis, IL; Sharon (Steven) Frese of Fowler, IL; and Mark Phillips (Heather) of Coatsburg, IL.

Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Rose Phillips; 2 siblings: John Phillips and Anita 'Patches' Phillips Brown and a sister-in-law: Diana 'Dee' Phillips.

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 3:00 until 6:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. A private family interment will take place at a later date in Mound Prairie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mound Prairie Cemetery.

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