Edith VanTuyle Phelan
1925 - 2019
BORN
1925
DIED
2019
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DONNELLAN FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES
10045 SKOKIE BLVD.
Skokie, IL
Edith Van Tuyle Phelan, resident of the Village of Golf, June 19, 2019 at 94 years of age. Born in rural Scott County, Illinois, she attended Northwestern University (Class of 46') and was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Survivors include her husband of 74 years, Richard A. Phelan; two daughters, Carolyn Arra (Brian) of Heath, Texas and Peggy Budlong (Gary) of Honolulu, Hawaii; two sons, Robert (Carolyn) of Evanston and James (Joanne) of Buffalo Grove; one granddaughter, seven grandsons, one great-granddaughter, three great-grandsons and one great-great-grandson. She will be missed by her family, current canine companion Buddy, and by her Christmas card recipients. She believed bouquets of flowers and compliments were better given to the living. Visitation Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2:00 p.m. until time of Memory Sharing beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Boulevard, at Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077. Interment is private. Info: www.donnellanfuneral.com or (847) 675-1990.


Published by Chicago Tribune from Jun. 23 to Jun. 27, 2019.
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So sorry for your loss. May you take comfort in the loving support of family and friends and the God of love and comfort through Jesus Christ (1 John 4:9).
June 27, 2019
A great writer of letters and Christmas cards, a great sense of humor, A great lady.
JOHN CHAMBERLIN
June 23, 2019
Dick and family, from all of your many friends at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to you over the passing of your loving wife and mother. She was a special friend to all of us. Never forgotten.
Love,
Barbara and Larry Holm
Barbara and Larry Holm
Friend
June 23, 2019
Edie Phelan: the Will Rogers of the Village of Golf! Your warmth and humor will be deeply missed, and we were privileged to share it while we were neighbors. Heartfelt sympathy to Dick.
Dick Conser, Portland
Richar Conser
June 23, 2019
Edie
Truly one of a kind. Wonderful story teller and conversationalist. An avid antique collector, book reader, and one who volunteered her time to worthwhile causes. Overall, an examplery person. A friend to young people and a person with a clever sense of humor, and master of puns. Jay
John Halla
June 23, 2019
My deepest condolences to Dick and the family. Edith was like a mother to me when at the age of 8 my Mom and Dad divorced. I'll always smile thinking of her and her crazy christmas cards. Love Always!
Frank Randall III
Family
June 22, 2019
To Edie's family-- all of us who were Chi Omega sisters of Edie -- we will always remember her fabulous abilities as a hostess of so many Chi O gatherings. Love to her family.
Barbara Bennett
Friend
June 21, 2019
May God bring everlasting comfort to your hearts and give you the strength to endure this difficult time. Isa 66.13
June 20, 2019
Im sorry for your loss. May the "God of all comfort" be with you in this time of grief.
June 20, 2019
May you find comfort in the words found at 2 Cor. 3,4. Its reassuring to know that The God of all comfort can give you what you need to help you cope with your great loss.
S E
June 20, 2019
My sincere condolences to you and your family in this time of distress.
Madison
June 20, 2019
Edith, we all loved you so much and you will be so missed. Thank you for all the wonderful things you did for us and the joy you brought into our lives. Janet Cragg
June 19, 2019
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