Obit: Ilah Mae Phillippi (1939 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Phillippi, Syverson, Cox, Crabtree, Sischo, Copeland, Caksackkar, Woodford, Shilts

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 5/27/2015

Ilah Mae Phillippi (2 December 1939 - 18 May 2015)

Ilah Mae (Cox) Phillippi of Stanley peacefully went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2015. Ilah was born on December 2, 1939, to William and Pearl (Syverson) Cox. She grew up in the Stanley and Fairchild areas and attended local schools.

Ilah was united in marriage with Harold Phillippi February 24, 1957. Together they raised three children: Robert, Tammy and Richard. Ilah was a homemaker who spent her life caring for her husband, children, grandchildren, and many children in the community.

Harold and Ilah farmed for many years. Ilah prided herself on raising large gardens and canning what she grew. Later in life, Ilah and Harold spend their free time antiquing and attending flea markets. Ilah also enjoyed reading, going to thrift sales for good bargains, and spending time with her friends and her dog, Toby. To the younger generations, Ilah passed on her love of animals, gardening, crafts, and cooking old family recipes.

Ilah’s Pentecostal faith was very important to her. She enjoyed worshipping first at the Pleasant Valley Church and later at the Abundant Life Pentecostal Church in Thorp. There she found a second family in her fellow parishioners.

Ilah is survived by daughter-in-law, Mary Phillippi of Spencer; one daughter, Tammy (Tim) Crabtree of South Fulton, TN; and son, Richard (Wendy) Phillippi of Stanley; grandchildren: Cheryl (Aaron) Sischo, Chad (Leah) Phillippi, Amy (Chris)Copeland, Kelly (Cody) Caksackkar, Alisha (Bobby) Woodford, Shawn Phillippi, Anna Phillippi; great-grandchildren: Brady and Aiden Sischo, Alex and Logan Copeland, Landan, Isabella and Brylee Caksackkar, Raef Woodford; as well as many nieces, nephews, and good friends. Ilah was very proud of her family and enjoyed showing her friends the pictures in her ‘brag book.’

Ilah was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings; Jim Cox, Frank Cox, and Bessie Shilts; her husband; and her son Robert. Although Ilah will be greatly missed, she looked forward to reuniting with her best friend and husband, Harold.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 rd at the Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. until time of service Saturday. Burial followed in the Edson Union Cemetery.



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