Marks Mortuary - Wood River Illinois

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Phyllis L. Grider, 93, passed away 8:35 pm, November 3, 2018 at her residence.

Born April 5, 1925 in Springfield, she was the daughter of Clarence and Martha Irene (South) Chandler.

She had been a switchboard operator at Wood River Township Hospital before retiring. She enjoyed bowling and family.

Phyllis married Gordon Lee Grider who preceded her in death on June 21, 1989.

Surviving are a daughter, Deborah (Ned) Thompson of Bunker Hill; sons, Ron (Virginia) Grider of Bunker Hill, Michael Grider of South Roxana; five grandchildren, Sherry Grider, Nick Thompson, Jodi Lynn, Casey Grider, Jennifer Copley, Aaron Grider; great grandchildren, Stephanie Ryan, Charlie and Ellie Lynn, Everett, Hank, Drew and Catie-Anne Grider, Wyatt, Jessie and Jennifer Thompson, Kandalei Driskell; brother, Lowell (Kathleen) Chandler of Litchfield; and sister, Norma Simms of Macomb.

A Celebration of Life visitation will be from 2 pm until time of service at 5 pm, Monday, November 12 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Lowell Chandler will officiate.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or American Lung Association.