Phyllis J. Brickman, 95, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO (formerly of Gibson City, IL) passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at The Benton House of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City. Phyllis was born October 2, 1927, to Henry and Edna (Powers) Mattes in Chapin, IL.
Phyllis was united in marriage with Henry Brickman Sr. on August 29, 1948, in Chapin, IL. He preceded her in death November 11, 2017.
Phyllis is survived by her son, Henry “Hank” (Judy) Brickman, Jr. of Kansas City, MO; two granddaughters: Megan (Brad) Berger and Veronica (Graham) Goodman, both of Kansas City, MO; four great-grandchildren: Izabella, Zaylee, Callie and Gabriel and a sister, Frances Bower of Smyrna, TN.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth, and a sister, Mary.
Phyllis graduated from Chapin Community High School and attended IBM’s School of Business in Chicago.
Phyllis worked first at IBM in Chicago and as church secretary at Presbyterian Church in Gibson City. For 24 years she was the Executive Secretary and Personnel Director for Gibson Community Hospital. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Gibson City for over 60 years where she was involved with many activities teaching Sunday School, various committees, and projects. Her passions were her family, friends, traveling and card games with her card clubs. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the Monticello Township Cemetery in Monticello, IL. Placement of the urn will immediately follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City or the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Brickman family would like to thank the Benton House of Tiffany Springs for their exceptional care and kindness. And a special heartfelt thanks to her caregivers over the years, Laura (Mest) Roman, Wendy Burch, Tracey Williamson, Hannah Hazelman, Leslie Gaither, Nancy Sell, Sabrina Rhodes, and Jorge De La Torre for their loving kindness in all they did to add so much to her quality of life.