Phyllis Jane Black
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Phyllis Jane Black
  • September 26, 1952 - February 6, 2017
  • Newman, Illinois

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Phyllis Jane Schnell Black was born in St. Charles, IL, on September 26, 1952. She was a graduate of Villa Grove High School in 1970 and earned her Associate's Degree in Nursing at Parkland College. She was a career registered nurse whose duties spanned from long-term care to hospital setting. Her most recent employment was at Hilltop Nursing Home in Mattoon as their MDS coordinator. She retired in April 2016 to focus on her fight with cancer. She entered Heaven's gates peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her loved ones in Humble, Texas, on February 6, 2017.

Phyllis enjoyed shopping, antiquing, decorating, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Esther Schnell; and her siblings: Alfred (Dorothy) Schnell, Thomas Schnell, and Lorna Schnell. Phyllis is survived by her sister in law Alice May (Thomas Schnell); nieces and nephews: Tom (Julie) Schnell, Della Walters, Carol (Joe) Darcy, Steve (Erika) May, and Cindy and Ann Schnell. She is also survived by her children: Jessica Dunn (Heath) Zimmer and Janis Dunn (Michael) Kamauf; grandchildren: Thomas, Alissa, Shawnee, and Stormy Zimmer, and Augustus, Alexis, Evangelina, and Vaughan Kamauf; and great-grandchild Elizabeth Morris.