Lindell Phillips

Cottage Hills | Tuesday, January 18 2022 |

Lindell Curtis Phillips, Sr., 99, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 22, 1922, in Fredericktown, MO, he was a son of James Luther and Flora Missouri (Acup) Phillips.

A laborer for Labor Local #338 in Wood River, Lindell enjoyed riding his bicycle, fixing things, working on cars, fishing, and doing word search puzzles.  His favorite thing, since he loved babies, was being a great-grandpa. 

He married Mabel E. Benefiel on Apr. 21, 1943.  She passed away on Sept. 23, 2007.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte (John) Ingold of Bunker Hill, six sons, Lindell Phillips, Jr. of Bethalto, Edward (Donna) Phillips of Cottage Hills, Donald Phillips of Alton, Robert Phillips of Cottage Hills, David Phillips of East Alton, and Randy Phillips of Texas; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Phillips of Jackson, TN; and a sister, Hazel Davis of Hillsboro, MO.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson and one granddaughter; four brothers, Jesse, Cletus, Earl, and Billie Phillips; and six sisters, Geraldine Hale, Bertha Phillips, Judy Bradly, Virginia Tripp, Norma Hawkins, and Katie Boyer.

Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 22 at Paynic Home for Funerals from 9 a.m. until services begin at 11 a.m.  Casual attire is requested by Lindell’s family.  Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. or to 5 A’s animal shelter.

An online guestbook is available at

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