Richard C. Phelps

Richard C. Phelps, 66, of Collinsville, died at 6:06 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, 
at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville.

He was born May 28, 1941, in Chicago, the son of Charles Alva and 
Wilma (Bartelmey) Phelps.

Mr. Phelps is survived by his mother; the mother of his children, Billie Ferrell; 
four daughters, Robin Hunter and husband Josh of Collinsville, Beth Eileen Miesner 
of Collinsville, Donna Jane Cooper and husband Tony of Shiloh and Amy Lynn Hall of 
Collinsville; a brother, Robert J. Phelps of Childersburg, Ala.; two sisters, 
Bonnie Jean Sheets of Woodriver and Barbara J. Nelson of Orange, Calif.; seven 
grandchildren, Christina Phelps, Timothy and Andrew Shaffer, Dustin Hall, Mackenzie 
and Joshua Hunter, and Isaiah Martin; and one great-grandchild, Leo Morris.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Larry Phelps; two infant sisters, 
Betty Jo Phelps and Wilma Darlene Phelps; and a brother-in-law, C. Darrell Sheets.

Mr. Phelps was the qwner/qperator of Collinsville Auto Body Shop for 26 years, and 
was an avid fisherman. He was a loving father, son, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Interment 
will follow at Boyd Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville, or 
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and will be accepted by 
Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Ill., 62830.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: January 2008
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

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