Established in 1875
Phyllis Louise Scaff, 96 of Urbana passed away at 12:26 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
A private graveside service was held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana. Pastor Robert Freeman officiated.
Phyllis was born in Newman, IL on August 15, 1922 to parents Roy and Eava (Skidmore) Vaught. They preceded her in death as did four sisters and three brothers.
On October 7, 1945 Phyllis married Wilbur Scaff in Urbana; he passed away on March 25, 1989.
She is survived by her children Gary Lee Scaff (daughter-in-law Suzanne Scaff) of Urbana and Patricia Ann Johnston-Casserly (son-in-law Larry Casserly) of Nevada City, CA. Other survivors include five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Phyllis was a graduate of Champaign High School. During WWII Phyllis worked at a defense plant in Chicago that made radios for the B17 Bomber. Later she worked as a receiving clerk for Carson Pirie Scott. She was also president and treasurer of the United Federation of Postal Workers Auxiliary.
Phyllis was a life-long member of First United Methodist Church of Urbana. In addition she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Urbana.