Barbara Phillips

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Barbara A. Phillips, nee Bardsley, 85, of Freeburg, IL, born August 25, 1937, St. Louis, MO, died Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Barbara was a realtor and retired from Coldwell Banker Brown and Century 21 Real Estate. Barbara was an avid glassware collector. Her passion was going to auctions and adding to her collection anytime she could.

Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Louise, nee Martin, Bardsley; two sisters, Mary Rensing and Gee Gee Bennett; a niece, Brenda Rensing; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Cyrus and Lillian, nee Werner, Phillips; her step-father-in-law, Walter “Pat” Phillips; and her step-sister-in-law, Ethel Phillips.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Ronald L. Phillips, whom she married on October 17, 1959;
a daughter, Cheryl Phillips of St. Louis, MO;
a son, Dennis (Melissa) Phillips of St. Joseph, IL;
three grandchildren, Alexa (Robert) Anderson, Nathaniel (Danielle) Phillips, and Justin Phillips;
one great granddaughter, Gwyneviere, Anderson;
one brother, Clifton (Cherie) Bardsley of Colorado;
one sister, Juanita Lake of Texas;
her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Lorie Phillips;
and a step-sister-in-law, Yvonne Phillips;

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

According to Barbara’s wishes, cremation services were held.


12 Comments on Barbara Phillips

Bob and Elaine Davis said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 1:56 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Barbs passing. Prayers

  • Belleville
  • Il
Tom Hill said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2023 at 4:02 PM

Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed speaking with Barb at auctions.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Chris, Stacy, and Caleb Keller said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2023 at 9:41 PM

Ron, We were saddened to hear of your wifes passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Vic main said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2023 at 5:42 AM

My condolences to you Ron and family. Will have you in my prayers

  • New Athens
  • Il
Jane tribout said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2023 at 8:13 PM

Ron and Family. I am so sorry to hear about Barb’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
David Robertson said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2023 at 7:11 PM

Mae and I want to express our deepest sympathy to Ron and the Phillips family. Sure have alot of great memories of Barb from the auction days.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Dennis Pilbean said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2023 at 6:57 PM

I am truly sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Springfield
  • IL
Diana Borger-Savoia said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2023 at 5:07 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Barb's passing...she was a fun loving person, and one heck of a bowler..always had fun on the league with her.. Recpectfully~~Diana~~

  • Belleville
  • IL
George and Sharon Smith said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2023 at 3:35 PM

So sorry to hear about Barb. She was a special part of the Club.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Joyce said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2023 at 2:19 PM

I am sorry to hear of Barb's passing your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Lebanon,
  • Il
Charly McDonald said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2023 at 12:53 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Barbs passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Debi & Joe Boeving said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2023 at 10:41 AM

Ron, Denny and Cheryl. Joe and I are so sorry to hear about Barb. I think back a lot about all the good times that we had together. We have so many good memories. Sending prayers your way.

  • Smithton
  • IL

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