Phyllis Phillips died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007 at Albert Lea Medical Center, Albert Lea, MN.
Phyllis Elaine Phillips was born on May 11, 1929 to Ralph and Lottie (Benson) Lawton in Vermillion. Phyllis grew up in Vermillion and graduated from Vermillion High School in 1947. She attended The University of South Dakota and Drake University. Phyllis married Robert Phillips on April 23, 1949, in Vermillion. She was a life long member of the United Methodist Church. Phyllis was active in a church circle and the UMW. She was also a member of the League of Women Voters and a book club. Phyllis was a very artistic person and loved reading. She also enjoyed doing the New York Times crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; children, Susan Phillips of Illinois, Bob Phillips of Rochester, MN, and Beth Phillips of Albert Lea, MN and her fianc� John Anderson and his children Crystal and John; brother, Robert Lawton of Naperville, IL; and nieces and nephews.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Gerald Lawton.