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Phyllis Joann Adams Merritt

August 24, 1941 - June 15, 2021

Phyllis Joann Adams Merritt, 79, of Riverton, died on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at her home.  She was born August 24, 1941, in Springfield, to Kenneth Oscar and Annabell Runkles Adams.  She married Donald E. Merritt on June 6, 1959, celebrating 62 years and he survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Cindy (Scott) Keafer of Riverton, Emma Lorraine (Eric) Cress of Riverton, Eugenia Lynne Koonce of Springfield and Kayko Joann (Tony) Carrillo of Los Angeles, CA; one son, Roger (Ashley) Bearden of Dallas, TX; six grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one brother Richard Homer Adams of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, William Leroy Adams; and one nephew, Kenneth Richard Adams.

Phyllis attended Cowden High School in IL.  She was a member of Riverton Christian Church where she was very involved with the Drama Team, Gospel Night and Kids Club.  She was a member of TOPS and after the weight loss became a member of KOPS and was a member of the Red Hat Society.  Phyllis worked as a nursing assistant for ten years at St. John’s Hospital and as a secretary for Riverton Christian Church for three years.

Visitation: 10 am – 12 pm, Monday, June 21, 2021, at Riverton Christian Church.

Funeral Service: 12 pm, Monday, June 21, 2021, at Riverton Christian Church with Pastor Brian Atwell officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverton Christian Church Youth Fund.

CDC Protocol shall be followed.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, June 21, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Riverton Christian Church

Address:

1245 North 7th Street, Riverton, IL, 62561

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Visitation: 10 am – 12 pm, Monday, June 21, 2021, at Riverton Christian Church.


Service Information

Date: Monday, June 21, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm

Riverton Christian Church

Address:

1245 North 7th Street, Riverton, IL, 62561

Map

Funeral Service: 12 pm, Monday, June 21, 2021, at Riverton Christian Church with Pastor Brian Atwell officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, June 21, 2021

Oak Hill Cemetery - Springfield

Address:

4688 Old Route 36
Springfield, Illinois 62707

217-528-2448 Map

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverton Christian Church Youth Fund.


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