Phyllis Newcomb

CENTRALIA — Phyllis Newcomb, 80, of Centralia, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021, at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Phyllis was born April 16, 1941, in Hoffman, the daughter of Leroy Kleine and Gladys (Schilling) Kleine.

Phyllis is survived by one son: Rick Johnson, Sr. and wife Connie of Hickman, KY; one daughter: Carla Schilling and husband Rick of Centralia; seven grandchildren: Jerry Hossler and wife Kelsie of Patoka, Michael Hossler and wife Taylor of Centralia, Blake Schilling and fiancee Kalyn of Odin, Ricky Johnson, Jr. and wife Erin of Tennessee, Jason Johnson of Kentucky, Bobbi Johnson of Kentucky, and Brandi Johnson of Effingham; thirteen great-grandchildren: Jocelyn, Halle, Madisen, Bryant, Jaiden, Grayson, Skylar, George, Grant, Noah, Jaxon, Autumn, and Quinn; one sister Brenda Johnson of Centralia; one brother-in-law: Doug Brook; and several nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was preceded in death by parents: Leroy and Gladys Kleine; one brother: Bruce D. Kleine; one sister: Donna Brooks, and one brother-in-law: Harold Johnson.

Phyllis was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia. She was a waitress for forty-seven years. She was an amazing mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

Funeral services for Phyllis Newcomb will be held at 1 p.m.Thursday, September 16, 2021, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Upchurch officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2021, at the funeral home. Due to recent CDC Guidelines, masks and social distancing will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Centralia Relay for Life and will be accepted at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street in Centralia, Illinois 62801 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Newcomb family.

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