Ruth Rehg Phillips

Ruth Rehg Phillips, age 102, of Maryville, IL, formerly of Smithton, IL, born September 8, 1915 in Fromberg, MT, passed away on Saturday April 14, 2018 at Liberty Village Care Center in Maryville, IL.

Ruth was a retired U.S. Government analyst after 20+ years of service, and held a top secret clearance. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Smithton, IL. She loved bowling, traveling, and was a master gardener.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Anna nee Muskopf Wolfe; her spouse, Prescott Phillips; first husband, Louis Rehg; daughter, Patricia Trampe; and a sister, Annette Briesacher.

She is survived by a son, Rick (Pat) Rehg of Collinsville, IL; son-in-law, Robert Trampe of South Lake, TX; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 9am to 11am on Wednesday April 18, 2018 at St. John United Church of Christ, 315 South Smith Street, Smithton, IL.

Funeral service will be held at 11am on Wednesday at the church with Rev. Dr. C. D. Dollgener officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ or Heartland Hospice and will be received at the visitation.

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