Phyllis S. Anderson, 90, of Galva, died at 8:45 AM Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, October 21 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Pastor Don Reul will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the First Baptist Church of Galva.
Phyllis was born on October 22, 1922 in Galva, the daughter of Ira B. “Ted” and Mary P. Homer Sellon. She married Harold L. “Pancake” Anderson on April 12, 1947 in Galva. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son Dennis “Denny,” and a daughter Linda in infancy, 1 brother, Merlin Sellon and a sister, Jacqueline Anderson. She is survived by a daughter, Vicki (Bill) Mattingly of Oregon, IL., a son, Dean (Christy) Anderson of Dahinda, IL., 6 grandchildren, Amy Patton, Drew Anderson, Stacey Catlin, Jess Entas and Micah and Ahna Mattingly, 7 great grandchildren, Kayden, Abby, Ella, Evan, Luke, Kahlia and Addison and 2 sisters, Lois Greenhagen of Kewanee and Donna Nixon of Galesburg.
She graduated from Galva High School in 1940. In her early years, she taught school in rural Galva and Bishop Hill Schools. She had also worked at Lilly-Tulip in Galva and sold Tupperware. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Galva and enjoyed her children and grandchildren and their families.