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Phyllis L. McElyea, 87, of Rockford, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She was born May 23, 1929, in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Adolph and Ellen (Grahn) Anderson. She married Wayne R. Myers, he predeceased her. She later married Louis Weldon McElyea, he predeceased her.
Phyllis is survived by her children: Linda (Don) Wiggs of Rockford; Larry (Carol) Myers of Henderson, NV; Terry (Donna) Myers of Machesney Park; Gary (Lisa) Myers of Lemon Grove, CA; and Cindy (Leroy Sowl) Martindale of Machesney Park; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her parent; siblings, and granddaughter, Rose Ingeborg Wiggs.
Memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at United Lutheran Church, 3630 N. Rockton Ave. Rockford with Pastor Julane Nease officiating with memorial visitation at 12 noon prior to the service. Private burial of ashes in Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family in lieu of flowers.

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  1. Julie & Donnie

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mrs Linda & your family. May God comfort you all at this sad time and give you peace.. We Love ya

  2. Christy Neal Stevens

    I'm sorry to learn of your loss. I pray that God lay his hands on your hearts for healing and the comfort of family consoles your souls.

  3. Heidi E

    May fond memories of Phyllis bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before she passed away. My hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. God has promised us that we will soon be reunited with our loved ones. “There is going to be a resurrection,” the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. “Do not be amazed at this,” Jesus assures us, “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28, 29)

  4. Kathy Bauer

    My condolences to Linda and family.

  5. Dale Osterholz

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. I'm praying that time can heal the hurt that you have now. You have a very strong faith. You and your family will persevere​ and be strong again.

  6. Karen (Fosler)Taylor

    One of my favorite memories was being able to go camping with the family to Devils Lake. Her daughter Linda became my BFF, so Phyllis became a second mom to me..So I say, Thank you Phyllis for giving me the Best Friend one could hope for..May God keep you safe..

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