|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1903|
|Death: ||May 18, 1988|
Born to George Washington Phillips (1869 – 1947) and Rose Anna Staley(1867 – 1964) in Paris, Illinois. On June 26, 1926, Bert married Bessie Wombles (born in Clay County, Kentucky to Edith Smith and Ben Wombles). Bert's mother's Staley relatives intermarried heavily with Bessie's father Ben Wombles and her 2 siblings Ernest & Sally in Edgar County. Thus the Wombles & Staley Families were united.
Bert and Bessie Phillips raised five children in the Danville, Illinois area:
1. Nellie May Ricketts-Riggle 1930 – 2005 buried Westville, IL
2. Oliver Phillips 1931 – 1997 buried Danville, IL
3. Mary Jane Sands Ault Boyd 1936 -
4. Rosalie Collom 1939 -
5. Joann Sims 1943 – 2010 buried Homosassa, FL
In 1988, at age 85, Bert died in Danville. Bessie had died in 1977 at age 68. Bert and Bessie Phillips are buried in Greenview Cemetery in nearby rural Fairmount, Illinois. Both their grave locations are known, but are unmarked graves at this time. His parents George and Rose Anna Phillips are buried in the Georgetown Cemetery.
Bessie Wombles Phillips (1909 - 1977)
Joanne Phillips Sims (1943 - 2010)*
Created by: Judy West
Record added: Oct 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99624601
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