Phyllis Buckles

Phyllis Buckles

Phyllis Buckles, 78, of Mounds, died Friday, Jan.  22, 2021, at 12:54 p.m. at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on April 2, 1942, in Ballard County, Ky., the daughter of Paul and Louise Winters Dowdy.  

She and Larry Paul Buckles Sr. were married on Dec. 21, 1962.

She was a proud member and first lady of the Villa Ridge Union Church.  

Survivors are her husband of 58 years, Larry; daughter Kim Buckles; son Larry Paul Buckles Jr.; special daughter Autum (Keith) Simmons; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Paula (Steve) Justen; a sister-in-law, Beverly Dowdy; nieces, nephews, other loved ones and friends to whom she was known as “Sissy.”

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Keith and John Ed Dowdy; and two sisters, Linda Carr and Anita (Jim) Stout.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made to Villa Ridge Union Church and can be sent to 4533 US Highway 51, Mounds, Ill. 62964, or to Crain Funeral Home, P.O.  Box 257, Anna, Ill. 62906.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158

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