Obituary of Phyllis Marie Edgington
Phyllis Marie Edgington, 87, passed peacefully on June 29, 2019, at Lutheran Homes in Muscatine.
Services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2902 Lucas St., in Muscatine. Visitation will be held at 9:30 am., prior to services. Burial will be at Memorial Park in Muscatine. Memorials may be directed to Unity Point Hospice or the Church in Phyllis’s name. The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Phyllis’s family and the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com
Phyllis was a Christmas baby, born on December 25, 1931. She graduated from Muscatine High School in 1950. In 1952, she married the love of her life, Richard Campbell. In 1973 she became “second mom” to niece Julie Ann Proffitt after the passing of Julie’s parents. Sadly, Dick passed away in 1974; in 1976, she married Carl Edgington and that union lasted until his death in 2002. Phyllis never hesitated to tell others how lucky she was to have had two wonderful, loving husbands.
Phyllis always wore a smile and had a fun sense of humor. She was a fighter. She battled cancer three times during her life. She lost her husband and the father to her children in her early 40’s. She buried a son in 2011. She knew hardship, but she also knew to draw strength from her faith and the love of her friends and family. She saw the good in others. That kind of spirit remained throughout her life and until she took her last breath. She found joy in all she did, and she loved her family fiercely. She was especially proud of her three sons, Rick, Mark, and Greg.
Phyllis enjoyed country music and crafting. She was a longtime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was devoted to her many church callings.
Phyllis is survived and lovingly remembered by sons Mark (Diane) Campbell of Muscatine and Greg (Tina) Campbell of West Liberty, as well as grandchildren Matt Campbell, Trisha Phillips (Bill Saillant), Rene (Phil) Gestalt, Kylee (Nate) Hayes, Tyler Campbell, Collin Campbell, Jenna Dietrich, Brittany (Blake) Bonnicksen, Meegan (Anthony) Rios, and Mitchell Robinson, as well as nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Linda Dugger of Auburn, IL; sister-in-law Janet of Manitowac, WI; daughter-in-law Sherri Campbell MacGowan; several nieces and nephews; and long-time special friends Myrna Slack and Jean Hulen.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Gene & Queenie Proffitt, husbands Richard Campbell and Carl Edgington; son Rick Campbell; niece Julie and brothers Schuyler (Skeeter), Lawrence (Baldy), Ralph, and J.R. Proffitt.
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