Phyllis Clyde Climer was called home by the Lord on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at Hillview Healthcare Center in Vienna, Illinois.
Phyllis was born on December 10, 1936 in Hardin County, Illinois to Bailey Clyde and Alice Marie Floyd. They preceded her in death.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Johnny Ernest Climer; her brother, Dolan (June) Floyd; her sister, Elva (Tudie) (Virgil) Baldwin; and infant brother, Charles Floyd.
She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Climer Chell and Terry Lynn (Virgil) Swinford; and son, Bailey John Climer; sisters, Margie (Don) Delgado and Yvonne (Glyndell); and brother, Nolan Eugene (Frances) Floyd; grandchildren, Rachelle Larimer, Jessica Swinford-Johnston, Izak J. Climer, Courtland B. Climer, Madelyn G. Climer, and Olivia C. Chell; great-grandchildren, Brooke and Brennan Larimer and Eva, Savanna, and Norah Climer.
Phyllis graduated from Rosiclare High School. She worked numerous jobs during her lifetime ranging from school secretary to bookkeeper to accountancy at the Illinois Department of Corrections. Her avocation was farming with her beloved husband, Johnny. Together they spent decades successfully raising crops, livestock, and a family in Pope County. She served as the first female County Commissioner as well. She will be remembered as a follower of Christ, a friend, a confidant, an advisor, and a teacher through how she lived her life.
Phyllis attended the First United Methodist Church of Golconda and the Union Social Brethren Church of Eichorn. She served numerous roles to support the churches over her lifetime.
Services for Phyllis will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 12, at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, Illinois. Burial will follow at Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Eddyville, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to Sulphur Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Kevin Richerson, Golconda, Illinois.
“Well sweetheart, I will close for now. Be seeing you one of these days soon. With all my love,” Johnny.
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