Ruby Phillips (101) of Casey


Published on October 21 2013 3:16 pm

Ruby Phillips, 101, of Casey died at 7am Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Heartland Manor Nursing Center in Casey.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL. Visitation will be held one hour before services at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery rural Greenup, IL.

She was born August 29, 1912 in Cumberland County near Timothy the daughter of Nellie and Garrett Wall. Nellie passed away Feb. 9, 1914 when Ruby was 17 months old; Mr.  & Mrs. Steve Askew who lived near Timothy at the time took Ruby in their home and raised her as their own daughter. When Ruby was 4 years old they moved to their farm near Union Center where they were living when Mr. Askew passed away. Ruby graduated from Casey High School in 1930. She married Arlie Phillips on November 12, 1932. They lived with her foster mother until her death on July 8, 1958. They had two sons Eddie Lee and Danny Joe. Eddie passed away at age 34. Ruby was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son Joe and wife Patsy Phillips of Casey also daughter-in-law Ramona Phillips Carney of Mattoon; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren . She was a member of the Nebo Separate Baptist Church.

Her husband of 67 years preceded her in death on November 18, 1999.

Memorials can be made to either to Heartland Manor or Simple Blessings in Casey, IL. On line condolences can be expressed at