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Phyllis E. Lybarger Obituary
Phyllis E. Lybarger
GALESBURG - Mrs. Phyllis Eloise Lybarger, 93, of Galesburg died at 1 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018, at Rosewood Care Center.
Phyllis was born on July 13, 1925, in rural Maquon, Illinois, the daughter of Phillip G. and Sadie L. (Haynes) Owen. She married Eldon Ulm in 1946, then married Raymond Eugene Lybarger in Abingdon on June 2, 1973. After almost 40 year of marriage, he preceded her in death on March 9, 2013.
She is survived by her sons, Ronald K. "Ronnie" Ulm of Piedmont, Alabama, Jerry W. (Karen) Ulm Sr. of Germantown Hills, Illinois, and Jonnie R. Ulm of Avon, Illinois; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Merrill Owen, Rollin L. Owen and Gerald Owen; and sister, Leona M. Goedeke.
Phyllis graduated from London Mills High School in 1943. She had worked at the former Galesburg Mental Health Center for 26 years, 20 as an aide and six as a Support Service Worker. Phyllis then worked at Zeller Mental Health Center in the same capacity until her retirement. She had lived in Maquon, London Mills, Galesburg and Avon.
Phyllis enjoyed making many crafts. She and Ray loved traveling throughout the United States, enjoying this beautiful country of ours. Phyllis loved her family and friends and didn't know a stranger. She had a great spirit, enjoying laughing and having fun. Phyllis will be remembered for her love of butterflies.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the chapel, with the Rev. Rick Weiss officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to or .
Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, 2018
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