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Phyllis Wilhelm

May 27, 1939 — December 15, 2020

Phyllis June Wilhelm, age 81 of Enfield but formerly of New Haven, passed on this life in the Enfield Nursing and Rehab Center on December 15, 2020.  Phyllis was born on May 27, 1939 to the late Phillip and Victoria (Merritt) Downs.

Phyllis loved music, be with friends, Camping and really enjoyed fishing.  She loved her family very much.  She was a Christian and will be missed.

Phyllis is survived by a son, James (Helen) Wilhelm of Norris City, 2 daughters, Vivian Wilson of Chester and Rhonda McKinney of Harrisburg. 21 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by 3 daughters, Judy Stiles, Betty Partain, & Loretta Wilhelm,  1 son, Tom Cox, a grandchild and siblings, Lee Hale, Cletus Lloyd, Mary Cathey, Nancy Hann and Donna Kay

Visitation for Phyllis will be on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 11:30 until 1:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in New Haven.  A graveside service will immediately follow in the Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, December 19, 2020

11:30am - 1:00 pm

Cox & Son Funeral Home

311 Mill St, New Haven, IL 62867

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Graveside Service

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm

Union Ridge Cemetery, New Haven, IL


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