Phyllis L. Tilk, nee Swan, 69, of Belleville, IL, born Friday, July 20, 1951; in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021; at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Phyllis had a heart of gold and loved everyone. She would tell everyone that she loved them whether she knew them for ten minutes or ten years. She loved Elvis and yellow roses, but her children and grandchildren where her number one loves. She had a special nickname for all of them and to her grandchildren she was always “Granny”.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Father: Charles Swan
- Mom & step dad: Bobbi & Jim Irvin
- Robert & Lula Etherton
- Jennie Sobieralski
- Brother: Terry Swan
- Sister: Joni Swan
- Special friend: Clyde Ferrenbach
Surviving are her:
- Daughter: Ginny L. (Todd) Banta of Frankfort, KY
- Son: Joey Tilk of Macoutah, IL
- Father of her children: Joseph Tilk
- Grandchildren: Tanner, Tayler, Henry and Preston
- Linda (Mike) Barriger
- Chuck (Patty) Swan
- Jim (Connie) Irvin
- Gary (Cheryl) Irvin
- Toni (Loyd) Derossett
- 2 very special “like sisters”
- Becky (Jim) Durham
- Shirley (Dave) McCaw
- Many loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins
Memorials: Memorial donations may be made in care of Ginny L. Banta.
Funeral: No Services at this time. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.
I’m sorry to learn Phyllis’ death. I will always remember the good times at the VFW and the KC.
She was always smiling and gracious to everyone. My deepest sympathies to You, Joey , and Ginny.
Rest in Peace, sweet Phyllis! We will miss seeing your smile at our family gatherings but we know you are no longer suffering and are no longer in pain.
May you find comfort in God’s loving arms.
Deepest sympathy to you and your family, Linda. Keeping all of you in our prayers. God bless. Chuck and Mary Smith