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Dolores "Dody" Phelps

November 28, 1929 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Dolores Phelps Obituary

Dolores “Dody” Phelps, 94, of Rantoul, IL was promoted to glory on Thursday evening, November 30, 2023 at Carle Hospital, Urbana, IL.

She was born November 28, 1929 in St. Louis, MO.  She married Rufus Phelps on November 28, 1954 in St. Louis.  He preceded her in death on October 29, 1998.

She is survived by 3 children, Reginald (Betty) Phelps of Boyton Beach, FL; Dawn Phelps of Rantoul; Dori Phelps of Rantoul, 3 grandchildren, Elizabeth Burbridge, Rachel Phelps and Reginald Carl Phelps Jr.,  as well as 2 nieces including Betty Calhoun and  Leatrice Birts.

Dody retired from the dining halls at Chanute Air Force Base after more than 20 years of service. She was a proud bowler, a loving grandmother, and she never met a stranger! She was a devoted member of the greater New Light Church where she served as an usher for numerous years, retiring as its secretary.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 on Saturday morning at the Great New Light Church, 1500 Shepherd Place, Rantoul.  Rev. Otis Evans will officiate.  Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul.

Visitation will be from 4:30 – 6:30 on Friday evening at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 East Grove, Rantoul.

In honor of her being a breast cancer survivor, the family asks that memorials be made to the Mills Breast Cancer Center.


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December 8, 2023

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Lux Memorial Chapel (Rantoul)

Funeral Service
December 9, 2023

10:00 AM
Great New Light Baptist Church, Rantoul


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