September 3, 1942 - December 2, 2021
Phyllis Ann Riegel peacefully passed away at home on December 2, 2021 at the age of 79 in her hometown of Bonfield, IL. She was surrounded by her loved ones near and far who will continue to honor her by living their lives to the fullest, caring for those that need caring, loving one another, and finding joy in each day. Her short battle with cancer showed her courage in facing life’s challenges with acceptance and faith. She was the youngest child born to Mary Louise and Marion Tracy Moore on September 3, 1942, in Radford, VA. Phyllis met the love of her life, Edwin Earl Riegel of Bonfield, IL on a blind date when she was 16 years old and were married two years later on December 10, 1960. Together, they had three children, Brenda, Michael, and Elizabeth. Phyllis had a deep commitment to serving and caring for others. She volunteered over 1,000 hours at Riverside Hospital, sewing bonnets, gowns, and blankets for babies, managing a gift cart, and delivering coffee and cookies to the patients and their families, coordinating the local Twigs to create tray favors and distributing Meals on Wheels to the elderly. Her volunteerism continued in her work for the Bonfield Lions and Lioness. Through the years, she served as Zone and Regional Chairman, was the Hearing Service Coordinator for the hearing impaired and President of the Bonfield Lioness and Lions. Some of other Phyllis’ talents were spending time in the kitchen, and was renowned for her cooking and baking skills, ensuring there was food for everyone who helped during planting and harvesting season on the farm, her children’s friends and anyone who enjoyed eating. This special talent landed her a job as a cake decorator, and she also worked at the Bonfield restaurant for a few years. She was always a caretaker for her friends and loved ones and was never afraid to let them know how special they were to her. Phyllis had many special talents, including sewing and crocheting. She and Edwin were members of the Bonfield Evangelical United Methodist Church since they were married, served on several committees and she dedicated 12 years as the church’s secretary. Loved ones that have preceded Phyllis are her mother Mary Louise, her father Marion Tracy, and her brother Samuel Moore, whom she will meet again. Loved ones that will miss Phyllis are her loving husband Edwin, dear sister Joyce Moore, her beautiful children Brenda Riegel, Michael Riegel, and Elizabeth Capron, her daughter-in-law Lisa Riegel and her son-in-law Dana Capron both whom she loved like her own, her precious seven grandchildren Joseph (Kassy), Ross (Katie), Holly (Todd), Scott (Rachel), Sara (Jimmy), Lauren, and Andrew, and her cherished seven great grandchildren, Trevin, Tobyn, Tennessen, Raelyn, Hadley, Ian, and baby Leo, and her many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 10, 2021, also at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bonfield. Memorials may be made to Uplifted Care, the Bonfield Lions Club, or the Bonfield Evangelical United Methodist Church.
Phyllis Ann Riegel peacefully passed away at home on December 2, 2021 at the age of 79 in her hometown of Bonfield, IL. She was surrounded by her loved ones near and far who will continue to honor her by living their lives to the fullest, caring... View Obituary & Service Information
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