Phyllis Theirl


Phyllis Ann Theirl, 70, of Paris, passed away at 4:54 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Carle Hospital, Urbana. She was retired after working 26 years in the FSA office at Paris.

A service celebrating her life is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Templeton Funeral Home. Burial follows in Edgar Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Theirl was born Sept. 19, 1948, at Paris, the daughter of the late Glenn and Dormilou Camerer Bishop. She married Dr. David Theirl June 12, 1992, at Paris, and he survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Eric (Patricia) Lewsader and Jeff (Candice Schupp) Lewsader, both of Chrisman; three stepchildren, Julie (Brad) Jackson of Peoria, Susan (Dustin) Martin of Peoria and Christopher (Jodi) Theirl of Paris; a brother, Randy Bishop of Champaign; three sisters, Diana (John) Keller of Bloomington, Elaine (Mike) Garwood of Chrisman and Eileen Lewallen of Urbana; nine grandchildren, Landen, Patrick, Tei, Brantley, Luc, Connor, Ethan, Olivia, and Ian; six great grandchildren, Isabella, Isaac, Juliet, Cecillia, Vic, and Aubrey; as well as another great grandson, Benjamin who is due to arrive in November.

Mrs. Theirl will be remembered as generous and unselfish. She was a wonderful seamstress who enjoyed wallpapering and painting the interior of homes. She took great pride in the fact she had painted the complete interiors of 29 homes in Sebring, Fla., where she and her husband lived part of the year. Above all else, she loved her friends and family.

Memorial donations may be made to Gift of Hope.

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