Cynthia J. “Cindy” Phillips-Latonis, 59, of Pana, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. She was born December 18, 1958 in Pana to Thomas J. & Doris E. (Christner) Phillips.
Cindy was a 1977 graduate of Pana High School. She lived out her life in Pana with the exception of her college years in Denver, Colo., SIU-E, Edwardsville and St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, Ind. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Pana. While in Denver, Cindy worked for Intermountain Color. Upon returning to Pana, she worked many years at Pana News-Palladium as reporter, typesetter, and bookkeeper. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Community Mission Center and Pana News, Inc. She was a former member of the Sacred Heart School Board and head of the original fundraising committee. Cindy loved to travel, spend time with her son, his friends, and her nieces.
Cindy married Thomas “Tom” Latonis on April 20, 1990 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Pana and he survives. She is also survived by her son Jacob Latonis of Pana; father, Tom Phillips of Pana, Ill.; sisters, Elizabeth “Beth Ann” (David) Bennett of Madison, Wisc. and Patricia “Trish” Spracklen of Pana, Ill.; nieces; Alicia (Alex) Dingee of Madison, Wisc., Nicole (Josh) Bonn of Pana, Ill. and Stephanie (Matt) Kietzman of Kalamazoo, Mich.; nephews, Sam (Wendy) Williamson of Williamsville, Ill. and Edward Williamson of Sherman, Ill.; great-niece, Elliana Bonn; and great-nephews, J.J. Bonn and Carter Williamson. She was preceded by her mother and son, Thomas Phillips Latonis.
Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Rodney A. Schwartz officiating. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pana. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.mdfh.com