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Phyllis Jean Finnie

June 22, 1935 March 5, 2019
Phyllis Jean Finnie
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Phyllis Jean Finnie, 83, of Eldorado, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Phyllis was born on June 22, 1935 in Eldorado to the late Don and Mary Louise (Wright) Skelton. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Eldorado and a member of the Eldorado Garden Study Club where she loved gardening. Phyllis was an R.N. and worked at the Good Shepard Nursing Home and also at Carbondale Memorial Hospital in the OB department. She was a previous owner of the Cottage Flower Shop. Phyllis was well known for her art work in area churches, homes and murals in downtown Eldorado. Many Eldorado residents treasure the paintings they have in their homes painted by her. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the love of her life.

On December 25, 1952 she married Harold Finnie and he survives in Eldorado. Also surviving is her son, Mark (Angie) Finnie of Marion. She is also survived by two grandchildren; Tiffanie (Derek) Beard of DuQuoin and Tyler (Elaina) Finnie of Herrin and five great grandchildren: Bo and Beckett and Taylor and Reece and Chandler. She is also survived by a niece, Beth Casillas and a nephew, Donnie (Ann) James and a close special friend Karen Bramlet. She was preceded in death by a daughter Debbie Finnie in 1967 and a sister Mary Ruth Skelton.

Funeral services for Phyllis will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Watson Funeral Home at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Lindale Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the funeral home from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Memorials in her memory may be made to the Eldorado Garden Study Club and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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