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Phyllis Mccoy

d. April 22, 2021

Phyllis McCoy, age 84, of Athens, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at her residence.

Phyllis was born January 19, 1937 in Athens, Illinois, the daughter of Kenneth and Alma (Richardson) Jenkins.

She married Melford “Sonny” McCoy on December 24, 1954 in Athens.  He preceded her in death on May 14, 2002.

She is survived by her son, Michael (Toddene) of Ashland; three daughters, Vicki Ellis of Grand Junction, CO, Doris (Jerry) Wells, and Laci Homer both of Athens. Phyllis was grandma to ten grandchildren, Jason, Christy, Tanitha, Matthew, Lindsay, Royce, Meghann, Jake, Ashleigh, and Zane; and great-grandma to eighteen great-grandchildren; She is also survived by brother-in-laws, Charles “Mac” (Eldene) McCoy and Paul “Terry” (Janet) McCoy; sister-in-law, Barbara McCoy; and several nieces and nephews.

Phyllis is also preceded in death by a grandson, David McCoy, her parents, a brother, Kenneth “Jarbo” Jenkins; sister-in-law, Zelda Edwards; and brother-in-law, Buford McCoy.

She worked many years and retired from Menard Electric, all while helping raise cattle and farming.

Visitation for Phyllis will be held on Monday, April 26, 2020 from 12:00 Noon until time of funeral service at 2:00 PM at Mott & Henning Henning Funeral Home in Athens with Rev. Milt Crain officiating

Burial will be at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens, IL.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Doris – so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Prayers to you and your family.

  2. Doris and family,
    Thoughts and prayers on loss of mom, always enjoyed visiting with her and your dad.

  3. Knew Phyllis at Athens, she was one of the nicest people I’ve ever known.

  4. Dori, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray that good memories will prevail and give you comfort and peace.

  5. My sincerest condolences to all of your family and friends. I hope the warm embrace of a lifetime of special memories brings you comfort now and always.


  6. Our sympathy to Phyllis’s family she was a special person always with a smile. We both went to the Tice School, Tice, IL and remained friends over the years. May your golden memories bring you comfort at this time. Velda Hayden Plopper and Family

  7. So sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers for the family. Ula Pritchett sends her prayers also.

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