Phyllis M. Fussell

May 4, 1930February 24, 2013

Phyllis M. Fussell (nee Douve), 82, of Cahokia, IL born May 4, 1930 in Quincy, IL passed away on February 24, 2013. Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and was a member of the American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxillary. She was a beauty salon owner/operator for more than 30 years.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John; son, Lloyd (Sheryl) Fussell of O’Fallon, IL; daughter, Eleanor (Philip) Lock of Summerville, SC; grandchildren, Sam and Jake Fussell of O’Fallon, IL, Jessi (Matt) Meier of Ft. Worth, TX, and Emily Lock of Summerville, SC; brother, Walter (Sandra) Timson of Springfield, MO; sister, Nancy (Bill) Beasley of California City, CA; and stepbrothers, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Timson of Pensacola, FL and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Timson of Desoto, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home in Belleville. Service will be at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment at Valhalla Gardens of Memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 28, 2013

Phyllis M. Fussell

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Caroline Martin

February 27, 2013

Ellie so sorry for the loss of your mother. Praying for you and your family. Please know that we are always here if you need us. Love you. Caroline & Jack Martin

Jill Hutcheson

February 27, 2013

Ellie, I am sorry to hear you lost your Mom. It is never easy losing a loved one. When you have time to talk would love to talk with you.Jill

Mira Moore (Pace)

February 27, 2013

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a positive influence in my life. Many wonderful memories have been running through my mind today. You, your Dad, Lloyd and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tracy Brasfield (Arms)

February 27, 2013

Ellie, I was saddened to read your mother passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Marlene Jones

February 26, 2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of sister Phyllis, she was truly a fine lady. I did not know her really well but was proud that she was a member of my own VFW Auxiliary for many years. We recently remembered that we had not seen her in a while.

Cathy Arrington

February 26, 2013

Ellie, so sorry for the loss of your mother. I wish I had the words to ease the pain and the void in your heart. Please know that we are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. We love you. Jim, Cathy, Abbey and Drew