Jeannine A. Phelps, 87 of Evergreen Senior Living in Chillicothe, Illinois, formerly of Beardstown passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria, Illinois. She was born January 1, 1930 in West Frankfort, Illinois, the daughter of Hartford and Fanny Seward. She married Robert (Bob) Phelps on March 13, 1949 in Beardstown, Illinois.
Surviving are her daughters, Janis (Roger) Webster of Foristel, Missouri and Jane (Jack) Johnson of Lacon, Illinois, four grandchildren, Ben Webster of Jefferson City, Missouri, Sara (Phil) Gillette of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, Jonathan (Heather) Briggs of Peoria, Illinois, Kyle Briggs of Gunnison, Colorado, three great grandchildren Cora, Phil, and Lily Gillette, her sister Sharon Daniel and brother Sam Seward, and eleven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers Jimmie (Pooch) and Larry Seward, and one niece Ann Lawson.
Over her lifetime, she was very active in her community, church (First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beardstown), and found happiness in her family and friends.
Private family services will be held. Memorials in her honor can be made to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beardstown, 301 W. 4th Street, Beardstown, IL 62618. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.sagerfuneralhome.com. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of the arrangements.