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Phyllis Jackson

June 21, 1940 — May 30, 2019

Marion- Phyllis Sue (Kobler) Jackson, age 78, of Marion, passed away at 8:01am on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Parkway Manor in the company of her family.  

Phyllis was born in Williamson County on June 21, 1940, the daughter of Raymond and Dimple (Dunn) Kobler. She married Charles Robert “Bob” Jackson on August 20, 1960 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion. 

She is survived by her husband, Robert Jackson, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; her son, Deron, his wife Jonty and son Ezekiel; her daughter, Dawn Ellen, her sister Beverly Milner and brother in law Burkett Milner; nephews Jim Jackson and wife Arlene, Brent Milner and wife Mimi, Dale Ratermann,; nieces Deborah Houy, Jacqueline Nielson and husband Roger, and Martina Ragain and husband Scott.  Great nieces and nephews include Nick Houy, Emily Kincaid, Scott Hunt, Eric Nielson, Carolyn Duranowski, Danielle Jackson, Luke Ragain, Ben Ragain, Nathan Ragain, Beck Milner, Piper Milner, and Scout Milner.  She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Dimple Kobler and her brother R. Dale Kobler.

Phyllis was a lifelong member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion where she devoted many years of service.  Her professional career was as a teacher both in the Marion school system and at John A. Logan College.  In 2000 she was honored as the recipient of the College’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year. 

Funeral services to celebrate Phyllis’ life will be held at 11am on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion with Rev. Jim Slone and Rev. Lance Leeds officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Parkinson’s Foundation, or Aldersgate Church. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the services or at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N. Market Street; Marion, IL 62959.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

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Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959

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