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Phyllis A. Shubert

Phyllis Ann Shubert, nee Jack, of Lively Grove, IL, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 2:17 p.m. in Sparta Community Hospital, Sparta, IL.

Phyllis was born at St. Mary’s Hospital, Centralia, IL on September 28, 1944 to Phil and Elizabeth (Zapp) Jack. She was the first of four children, Ronald, Samuel, and Robert Jack. She attended grade school in Beaucoup and Nashville. Phyllis attended Nashville Community High School. She graduated in 1962. Phyllis attended Barnes Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO. She graduated September 1965. After graduation, Phyllis worked at Washington County Hospital for many years. If you were born there between 1965-1995 there was a good chance that she gave you your first kiss. Mom loved being a nurse and helping anyone out who needed it. After she left Washington County Hospital, she worked at Sparta Community Hospital until she retired in 2009. Mom was a farmer’s wife. She grew a big garden and loved canning, quilting, crocheting and sewing. Phyllis was an avid reader. She was part of book clubs and Okawville Senior Center. She volunteered at Washington County Auxiliary. Phyllis was a member of St. Peters U.C.C. Stone Church and served on the board at one time.

Phyllis married Robert Victor Shubert on June 25, 1966 at Grace Methodist Church in Nashville. To this union were born four daughters, Susan, Debbie, Amy, and Mary.

Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Robert Shubert; her parents, Phil and Betty Jack; her parents-in-law, Bruno and Esther Shubert; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Walter and Hilda Shubert; and brother-in-law, Albert Galle. If you listen closely enough, you can hear the polka music playing and if it’s thundering then they are all dancing up a storm.

Left to mourn her passing are her daughters, Susan Gutjahr and husband David and their children, Peter and friend Alyssa Malear, Hannah and friend Drew Hillis, and Grace of Coulterville, Deborah Scott and husband Christ and their children, Aniya, Omar Clements, and Ariel of Peoria, IL, Amy and husband Steve Fanelli and their children, Franklin and Saori, Joseph and Samantha, and Anthony of LeRoy, IL, Mary Shubert and her children, Andrew and friend Taylor Bleisch and Ashley and Abigail Brennfleck of Lively Grove, IL; and three great-grandchildren, Aki Fanelli, Rickenzo Pullen, Jr., and Baby Boy Fanelli (coming March 2023).

Funeral services will be held at St. Peters UCC Stone Church, Addieville, IL on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Interment will be in Coulterville Cemetery, Coulterville, IL.

Visitation will be at St. Peters UCC Stone Church, Addieville, IL on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Monday morning at the church from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peters UCC Stone Church Building Fund or Coulterville Public Library.

Pyatt Funeral Home, Coulterville, IL has been entrusted with arrangements.

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