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Pearl Phillips

December 30, 1924-January 20, 2019

MUSCATINE, Iowa – Pearl M. Phillips, 94, of Muscatine passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2019, at home.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the funeral home. Pastor Ryan Downing will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held at the Riverview Center.

Pearl was born on December 30, 1924, in Illinois City, the daughter of Wallace and Mary Dusenberry Estabrook. She married Hilton "Red" Phillips on December 28, 1945, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death in 1976.

She worked in food service at West Middle School and during World War II, she worked at Huttig assembling ammunition boxes. She attended Faith United Church of Christ.

Pearl is survived by her daughters, Karen Busse of Omaha, Nebraska, Jacque Little of Muscatine, and Penny Safley and husband, Kevin, of Muscatine; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Reed and Evelyn Axtel, both of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters; and four brothers.

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