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Phyllis B. (Marquardt) Owens

September 18, 1957 ~ January 25, 2022 (age 64)


Phyllis B. Owens, 64, of Panama, passed away on Tues., Jan.25, 2022 at 6:57 a.m. at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville.  She was born on Sept. 18, 1957, in Belleville, IL a daughter of Richard John and Irene Ann (Sabol) Marquardt.  Phyllis worked at Care Inn in Litchfield in housekeeping. She also worked as a cashier at U.J’s Convenience Store and both Casey’s General Stores in Litchfield for several years.  Phyllis enjoyed watching wrestling, crafts, gardening, and watching birds feeding outside her window.  She is survived by:

1 son, James “Jimmy” (Jessica) Riggins of Morrison, MO.


2 daughters, Carrie (Jake) Roach of Panama, IL

                      Felicia (fiancé, Brett Sexton) Emerson of Litchfield


9 grandchildren, Richard Roach

                            Tori-Lee Roach

                            Terri McPhee

                            Desiree McPhee

                            Christopher Emerson

                            Heaven Emerson

                            Brayden Emerson

                            Arianna Emerson

                            And one on the way


3 sisters, Rita Bailey of O’Fallon, IL

                 Kathy (Edward) Armstrong of Fairmont City, IL

                Helen (Gene) Miller of Cahokia, IL


1 niece, and 2 nephews.


Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Linda Marquardt.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.



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