Phillip R. Schell

December 1, 1939June 10, 2018
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PHILLIP SCHELL, 78, of Cisne, passed away at 4:45pm Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Fairfield, Illinois.

Phillip was born on December 1, 1939, in Cisne, Illinois to Cecil and S. Elizabeth (Hilliard) Schell. He married Janice Shannon on December 4, 1960, in Cisne, IL. Phillip had been a truck driver for Wabash Valley Service Company retiring in 2003. He was a member of the Rock Branch Church, and had recently been attending the Cisne Christian Church both of Cisne, Illinois. He enjoyed knife making.

He is survived by one daughter, Virginia D. ‘Ginny’ Barnard and her husband Jeff of Cisne, one son, Raymond ‘Dean’ Schell and his wife Pam of Fairfield, IL; two sisters, Janice Lowe of Cisne and Elizabeth (Jim) Kasten of Rockford, IL; three brothers, Roy (Judi) Schell, Jerry (Glenda) Schell both of Cisne, and Charles (Helen) Schell of Oregon, IL; Five grandchildren, Kiera (Theron) Berry, Katherine (Kory) Cantrell, Caleb (Fiancé Madison Smith) Barnard, Larissa (Zachary) Powers and Noah Barnard; four great grandchildren, Kenlie Cantrell, Kole Cantrell, Kenna Cantrell, and Nora Berry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; his parents, and two brothers, John and Ivan Schell.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 6 to 8 pm at Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne, IL. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 10 am at Hosselton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Cisne Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Kory Cantrell Leukemia Treatment Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Arrangements under the direction of Hosselton Funeral Home, Cisne, IL.



  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018


  • Burial

Phillip R. Schell

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Jerry Moore

June 18, 2018

Our Sympathy and Prayer's are with the family member's at this time. We have known both your Dad & Mother since High School, even though I went to Flora High School.. Jerry F. Moore

Kathy Young

June 12, 2018

It has been a blessing to have been able to call Phillip a neighbor and friend. He always had a smile to give and encouraging hug. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him and call friend. Love and prayers to Dean, Ginny and their families.

Sue Ellen Schneider

June 11, 2018

This world lost one of the kindest men to ever walk on this earth. I am so proud to have called him cousin. You leave an empty place in the hearts of many that knew and loved you. You will be deeply missed but always remembered as that kind soft spoken man with a smile that let you know he truly cared about others.

John and Darlene Hosselton

June 11, 2018

Ginny, Dean and Families, We have lost a wonderful neighbor and friend who was always ready to help. A very nice and caring man who will be missed in the community. Keeping the family in our prayers.

Paul Taylor

June 11, 2018

So sad to see that Phillip had past! I work with him in the spring for many years at FS. I like working with him, the obit said he was a truck driver. He was a lot more than that. He would not want to hear it but he was the go too guy if anything needed to be fix or taken care of it was him that did it. He was one of those guys that could do everything. I know he will be greatly missed.