Phyllis (Crouch) Franklin

Born: Sat., May 29, 1937
Died: Mon., Jan. 25, 2016


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Feb. 05, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 05, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Phyllis L. Franklin, age 78, Hutsonville, IL, passed away after a brief illness, on Monday January 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN, with her children by her side.

Phyllis was born May 29, 1937, the youngest of seven children of Milo and Alma (Cummins) Crouch, in Hutsonville, IL.  She graduated from Hutsonville High School in 1955 and worked as a telephone operator in Illinois and Texas before marrying Maurice “Bud” Newlin of Hutsonville, IL, on December 6, 1957.  She was a homemaker, mother of two sons, and was active in Christian education programs and neighborhood associations.

After her sons were raised and her first marriage ended, Phyllis worked in private child care in Illinois and Nevada, She met and married John M. Franklin originally of Palestine, IL, on October 10, 1985, they lived for a time in Nevada.  After John passed away May 22, 1994, Phyllis returned to Hutsonville, IL, where she remained involved in church activities and volunteering at nursing homes.

She is survived by the families of her sons, J. Ronald Newlin and Sally Hardgrove and children, Indianapolis, IN; M. David and Betty Jo Newlin and children, Robinson, IL; brother, Ernest Crouch, Hutsonville, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two husbands, three brothers, Russell (an infant), Mike Crouch, Richard “Dick” Crouch; sisters, Patricia Daugherty and Dorothy Schmidt; as well as a sister-in-law, Wilda L. Crouch.

A time of visitation will be observed from 10:00 am until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 AM on Friday February 5, 2016 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, IL with Pastor David Hyde officiating. Private family interment of cremated remains will follow services, in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Rayola & Tom Mindock
   Posted Tue January 26, 2016
My dearest cousin almost like a sister I never had, closest friend, growing up together, sharing our family secrets especially in these later years even tho the miles were between us, thank goodness for the internet and the telephone. Never in our conversations, would I have thought you would leave us this quickly..We had much more to say. I know your faith carried you through so much that you shared with many and that was you, that some did not understand. Sadly, no one knows how much I will miss you.
I do hope you are in a better place, no pain,no worries. In my heart forever. Our love to he family..Raye

Ruth Cork Duncan
   Posted Tue January 26, 2016
Sending my sympathy to the sons and their family at their loss. Phyllis was my cousin who was 1 month and 4 days younger than me. My sister and I did have a nice visit with her a few years ago and I am sorry to say I had not kept in touch with her as I should. She will be with you always and you have the good memories you shared. I do plan to attend the memorial service you will be having as Edie, my sister will keep me informed. Thinking of all of you at this time!

Edie Feiste
   Posted Wed January 27, 2016
Love and prayers are being sent to Ron and Dave, sons of Phyllis Franklin, and their families, from me and my children, Dale and Darlene. My sister Ruth and I (cousins to Phyllis) had a couple of very nice visits with Phyllis at her home in Hutsonville in recent years and were looking forward to the next visit. But time goes by so quickly and now Phyllis has moved on to her heavenly home. She will be missed by all of us who knew her and loved her and whose lives she impacted with her volunteer work. I'm sure she is getting praise in heaven for her help and inspiration to others. And I know she is now enjoying a reunion with her other siblings there. I will look forward to seeing her again when my journey here is over. Sending hugs to all!

Patty Burbank
   Posted Thu January 28, 2016
I had the pleasure if knowing Phyllis over the past several years. She gave me the honor and privilege of providing her healthcare. She was always a bright and shining soul that reminded me often that God was in charge and ger faith would see her through. She worked to share her faith with others. She warmed my heart and always made me smile. She knew I wantes her to try harder to stay with us longer here in earth but she had God calling her to do bigger things for Him in Heaven. She was an awesome lady and I will sorely miss her. I send sympathies to her sons and family . I apologize I won't be able to attend her services on Friday. God bless abd know you have a powerful angel in heaven. Patty Burbank

Patricia Shonk-Brown
   Posted Thu January 28, 2016
To her family and friends, I offer you my condolences. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. She was truly a wonderful woman, and I enjoy many fond memories of her from way back when.

Peggy Eaton
   Posted Mon February 01, 2016
Your mother was our bible study leader when they lived at Yellow Creek. I enjoyed and learn so much from her. Ron I still remember your graduation
speech and follow you at BB Hall of Fame. I extend my sympathy to the two of you.
Peg Eaton

Beth DeGroff
   Posted Tue February 02, 2016

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Beth .

Fred & Cheryl Crouch Fowler
   Posted Fri February 05, 2016
Wish we could be there for Aunt Phyls services but I have to work. The month of January seems to be a significant month for our Crouch family. Grandma Edith Alma , Uncle Mike, My daddy and now your precious mom. Keeping all of you in my prayers.


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