Margaret Phillips celebrates her 90th birthday Aug. 19 with a family dinner that also celebrates great-grandson Maddox’s first birthday. Their birthdays are one day apart.
She was born Aug. 19, 1927, the second of three children, to Edward “Dutch” Butler and Pearl Fletcher Butler, and she has lived her entire life in Paris. She married Kenneth J. Phillips Sept. 20, 1947. He died June 18, 2014.
The couple had two sons, Richard Phillips, who passed away suddenly Sept. 14, 2014, and Tom (Linda) Phillips of rural Chrisman. She also has four grandsons and two great-grandsons.
Before her health declined, she was an active member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ and was involved in several ministries of the church.
Cards may be sent to her at 429 E. Wood St., Paris, IL 61944.