Margaret Phillips

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Margaret Anne (Juhasz) Phillips passed from this life on to the next on May 22, 2020 from complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease.  Maggie, as most knew her, was born to John and Rose Juhasz on Jan 18, 1947 in Granite City, Illinois.  Growing up in Granite City, Maggie graduated from St. Elizabeth’s Academy in St Louis and received her Registered Nurse’s diploma from St. Johns Mercy School of Nursing, St Louis.  She worked as a nurse in various disciplines and locations, retiring in 2010.  Maggie married Roy D. Phillips on Apr 5, 1975 and became an army wife.  Maggie loved to knit and sew; she also volunteered for the USO and other organizations, but most of all she loved people and taking care of them.  Maggie leaves behind her husband Roy, three sons, Michael (Debbie), Matthew (Bethany) and Gregory; two grandchildren, Cameron and Arya; two brothers, John (Joyce) Juhasz and Dan (Becky) Juhasz.  A loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Maggie will be greatly missed.  The family would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to Iris Memory Care for their care and compassion for Maggie and her family.  Visitation will be on May 26, 2020, at 1:00 pm at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK, with a Memorial Service at 6:30pm.  A Funeral Mass will be at St Monica Catholic Church, Edmond, OK at 10:00 am on May 27, 2020. A private visitation will be held Thursday, May 28, 2020, and Friday, May 29, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Private Burial will be Friday, May 29, 2020, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma City chapter.


5 Comments on Margaret Phillips

Eileen M. Canavan (Wanless) said : Guest Report Apr 02, 2022 at 11:34 PM

Dear Roy...I can across the news of your wife's passing. I am so sorry. May you and your sons be comforted by the memories of wonderful times together. I will keep your family in my prayers. .....Eileen

  • Caldwell
  • NJ
Dian Korb said : Guest Report May 29, 2020 at 7:26 PM

Dear Roy and family. I was SO saddened to hear of Maggie's passing. I had not idea she was suffering with Alzheimers. I am glad you came back to Belleville to be with family. Am sorry I could not be there at the funeral to offer my sympathy in person. Be assured of my prayers for you and the family and I know Maggie is at peace. She will be missed I know. May God give you comfort during this very difficult time. God bless. Sincerely, Dian Korb

  • Belleville
  • Ill.
Susan and Dan McKenzie said : Guest Report May 29, 2020 at 5:11 PM

Dear Roy, We are so sorry to hear of Maggie’s passing. We remember talking with you at St. Teresa’s about your travels and her USO volunteering. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Bob and Lois Bilzing said : Guest Report May 25, 2020 at 1:08 PM

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Maggie. We had many years of friendship at OLA. She was so highly regarded by everyone who knew her. While we lost touch after she moved, we still have fond memories of her. Being the same age, it especially strikes a tragic chord...alzheimers. May the Lord give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Lord, we trust in you. Our love..

  • Illinois
Jane Strack Talley said : Guest Report May 24, 2020 at 6:28 PM

Dear Roy, John, Dan and families, I am so sorry to hear of Margaret Anne's passing. Roy, you don't know me but Margaret Anne and I were best friends in grade school. We rode from Granite to St. Louis all 4 years of high school & graduated from SEA. She was a very dedicated nurse. Our dad's worked together at Illinois Power Co. in Granite City. We will keep you and your families in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy & so sorry for your loss, Dean & Jane Strack Talley & family.

  • St. Louis
  • MO

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