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Phyllis J. Ludwig
June 1, 1933 - January 20, 2013
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Phyllis J. Ludwig, 79, of Mt. Auburn, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield at 4:08 p.m.

She was born June 1, 1933, in Pekin, IL, the daughter of Samuel P. and Lucille (Davis) Ward. She married Edward “Butch” Ludwig in Illiopolis on August 12, 1978.

Phyllis was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and the Catholic Daughters of America. She retired from Fiat Allis and DeKalb Pfizer Seed Company. She loved gardening, cooking, and attending her grandson’s school events. She was a loving and caring woman who made the lives of everyone around her more blessed for having known her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Edward “Butch” Ludwig of Mt. Auburn; her son, Robert (Heather) Ludwig of Assumption, IL; her grandchildren, Zachary, Caleb and Ashton Ludwig; her brothers, Samuel (Jane) Ward of Pawnee; John (Jeannie) Ward of Mt. Auburn; nieces, nephews, and close cousin, Thomas “Sammy” (Joan) Church of Chesterfield, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Shirley Stuart, and brother, Harry Ward.

Her visitation will be held January 23 from 5-7 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home with a Prayer Service a 4:45 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville on Thursday, January 24, at 11 a.m.

Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Berlin. Father Alan Hunter will officiate. Please sign the online guestbook at

Funeral services for Phyllis J. Ludwig, 79, of Mt. Auburn, IL, were held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Berlin, IL. Father Alan Hunter officiated the service.

Casket bearers were Lyle Lehman, Josh Lehman, Levi Lehman, Kyle Stuart, Dan Stuart and Terrance Ludwig.

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