Phyllis June Grathler

January 18, 1940 ~ July 1, 2019 (age 79)


     Phyllis June Grathler, age 79, of Harrisburg, passed away at 12:57 PM, Monday, July 1, 2019 at Harrisburg Medical Center.

     Phyllis was born on January 18, 1940, in Saline County, to the late, James Gibbons and Kathleen Ewell.  She was raised by Kathleen and Arthur “Pug” Mattingly.  On July 10, 1960 she married Sam L. Grathler and he preceded her in death on May 20, 2006. 

    Phyllis is survived by seven children; daughter, Lisa Buchanan and husband Lee of La Grange, GA; son, Troy Lee Grathler and wife Peggy of Harrisburg, Illinois; son, Roy Lee Grathler and wife Marie of Murphysboro, Illinois; son, Jeff Grathler and wife Wanda of Creal Springs, Illinois; daughter, Brenda Grathler of Harrisburg, Illinois; son Steve Grathler and wife Karla of Murphysboro, Illinois; and daughter, Sandy Call of Makanda; sixteen grandchildren, Austin Buchanan, Cory Grathler, Samantha Jo Grathler, Hannah Elizabeth Grathler, Tina Grathler, Karon Grathler, Tracy Hickey, Roger Gonzalez, Jordan Grathler, Wyatt Grathler, Patricia Shetter, Alicia Shetter, Brianna Presson, Nicole Stewart, Carl Hauptman, and Joshua Noell; fourteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister, Wanda Jean Ames and husband Wade of Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her husband and parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Noell and Sammie Grathler, Jr.; a grandson, Nolan Roy Grathler, a brother, Dale Mattingly, a sister, Bonnie Holmes; and son-in-law, Jason “Jake” Call.

     Private family services will be held at Coffee Cemetery.  Condolences may be left for the family at

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