Obituary for Phyllis Hubbard (2021) – Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Phyllis E. Hubbard, 91, of Jacksonville, died Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on March 7, 1929 in Jacksonville to the late Fred and Lora Sargent Goodrick. She married Billy Dean Hubbard on October 13, 1951 in Ephrata, Washington, and he preceded her in death on July 2, 1977.

She is survived by her children, Lynn (Paula) Hubbard of Hagerstown, Indiana, Jill Hubbard of Springfield, Dale Hubbard (Mrs. Paula) of Granite City, Ruth Ann (Bill) Lancaster of Granite City, and Tom Hubbard of Rochester. seven grandchildren, Ana (Cecil) Crawford, Teresa (Mike) Harmer, Katie Hubbard, Adam (Leslie) Lancaster, Luke (Rita) Lancaster, Andrew (fiancé, Allison Sutton) Lancaster, and Christa (Brady) Griffith; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Her siblings Mary Ruth Easley, Willard Goodrick, Marjorie Patrick, Gladys Flynn, and Betty H. Fernandes had preceded her death.

Phyllis was a class of 1947 Jacksonville High School graduate. She loved the Lord and was a dedicated member of the Brooklyn United Methodist Church for 71 years. She taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. She spent 30 years in the catalog department for JC Penney and volunteered for several years at Morgan County Meals on Wheels.

A private service and funeral will be held at Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Monuments are proposed to the Jacksonville Food Bank. Williamson Funeral Home is responsible for the organization. Condolences can be sent online at

Published in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier January 12-13, 2021.

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