LEONARD PAUL PHELPS, 94, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 12:42 A.M. on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Mattoon Health Care Center in Mattoon, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Zion Hill United Methodist Church Paradise, 2436 N CR 150 E, Mattoon, IL. Rev. Doug Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Leonard was born on October 28, 1920 in Mattoon, IL. He was a son of Leonard and Stella Mae (Coy) Phelps. He married Mary M. Anderson on April 4, 1975 in Mattoon, IL. She passed away on September 27, 2011.
He is survived by one sister, Norma Jean Bridges of Stewardson, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and five siblings.
Mr. Phelps was an Army Veteran of WWII.
He was an insurance salesman for Standard Life, and he helped his father farm.
He was a member of the first Southern Baptist Church in Mattoon, IL where he sang in the choir.
Memorials may be made to Mattoon Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.