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Mildred R. (Phalen) Doyle


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Mildred R. (Phalen) Doyle Obituary
Mildred R. (Phalen) Doyle 1924 - 2018
Danville, IL—Mildred R. (Phalen) Doyle, 94, passed away September 12, 2018, at OSF Hospital Danville.
She was born March 3, 1924, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Ernest and Ethel Souza DeFrates. She married Charles F. "Bud" Phalen on March 27, 1943, in Jacksonville and he preceded her in death on November 11, 1991, after 48 years of marriage.
She is survived by two children, Peggy Baker of Springfield and Charles "Chuck" Phalen of Danville; three grandchildren, Druann (David) Allen, Doug Baker and Dana Baker; five great grandchildren, Tess and Ruby Allen, and Dava Jo, Dawson and Dashton Baker; and one sister, Janie Hazelrigg of Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sondra Kirk (surviving husband Jim of Springfield); one grandson, Derek Phalen; two brothers, Ernest "Bud" DeFrates and William DeFrates; and three sisters, Betty Ketner, Ardeen Thornblad and Loretta Choate.
Mrs. Doyle worked for J. Capps & Son in Jacksonville, IL during WW2. She retired as a union Representative in 1972. She was a member of The Altar Rosary Society, the American Federation of Labor, and was active in her Jacksonville High School class reunions. Her friends called her Millie.
Millie married James Doyle in 1994 after the death of her first husband. They lived in Memphis, TN, for 11 years. She and Jim loved to dance and enjoyed a wonderful social life with many friends and family. She loved people and children, and they loved her.
Millie lives on in our hearts, and we will miss the joy she brought to our lives!
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville. Following the service, a luncheon will be hosted by the family at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jacksonville. Memorials are suggested to . Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at buchanancody.com
Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2018
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