Obituaries

Julia Ann Phillips

July 15, 1956 - February 9, 2021

Julia Ann Phillips, 64, of Yorkville passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021.  She was born July 15, 1956 in Aurora the daughter of Frank and Ella (nee Houchins) Perna.  She was united in marriage to Kent Phillips October 30, 1976 in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia.

Julia’s high energy and loving spirit helped to build a successful family business, Sir Speedy Printing in Naperville, which has been in business for the past 35 years.  Family was most important to Julia and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed being in the outdoors especially boating or skiing.   

She is survived by her loving husband, Kent Phillips, two sons, Kyle (Katie) Phillips, Ryan Phillips; two grandchildren, Aubriella and Evalynn Phillips; her siblings, Kathy (Randy) Barkei, Jane Cherco, Stephen Perna, Matthew Perna, Christopher (Stephanie) Perna and Adam (Niki) Perna; and two sisters-in-law, Debbie (Michael) Sampiller, and Terri Crowther, and many nieces and nephews.   

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister Kari Perna, sisters-in-law, Wendy Perna and Leah Perna, a brother-in-law Larry Cherco and a niece Alyssa Perna. 

Visitation will be held 1:00 P.M until 5:00 P.M. Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL. 

Funeral services will begin with prayers 10:00 A.M. Monday, February 15, 2021 at Moss Family Funeral Home before processing Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 Main Street Batavia to Celebrate Mass at 10:30 A.M.  Interment will follow in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia, IL.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to Rosary High School 901 North Edgelawn Drive Aurora, IL 60506. 

Guest Book

  • Bill Koester and Cathy Searl You have our deepest sympathies and have been in our thoughts and prayers. We send our love to all of you and pray that the Lord will give you strength during this difficult time. Bill and Cathy
  • Donna Covelli Julie always had a smile for everyone. I am very sorry for your loss, someone taken way too soon. I hope you find comfort in the love and memories of her many friends. I still think of Karen often. I live out of state, so will not be able to attend.
  • Judith A Flaherty My condolences to Julie's family and all her siblings, especially my dear friend Kathy. I am so sorry for your loss.
  • Susan Ellis kilian I’m So very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. May her light continue to warm you and may your memories bring your peace. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
  • Michael Stiers I am sorry to hear of Julie's passing. What a perky, vibrant youngster she was in Junior High. We need more people like her.
  • Mary Beth Kenyon I am so saddened to hear of Julia's passing. I graduated from Rosary with her and have fond memories of time we spent together. I am sorry we never kept in contact but am so happy to read that she loved and was loved. Condolences and prayers for her family.
  • Michael Propernick My deep sympathy to Julia’s family. Kent, it’s been many years...I am the son of Roger Propernick who was a childhood friend and first cousin of your dad, Bob. I’m so sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal.
  • Lisa McKee Julia and Kent are new neighbors on our street in Yorkville and we are completely shocked and saddened by the news of Julia's passing. Our prayers go out to Kent, their sons and their grandchildren. May her memory be a blessing.
  • Cindy & Terry Spurgeon You will be forever missed my dear friend. Our love to your wonderful family as we all mourn your passing way too soon.
  • Jenny Patrick Hi Kent and boys, Mike and I are just in shock over this and so sorry for your loss. Julie was such an amazing spirit, we mourn with you. You're in our prayers. Mike and Jenny Patrick
  • Fran & Beth Gavin We are so sorry to hear about Julie. She was a great part of the Sir Speedy Family. Sending hugs and prayers to Kent and family.
  • Donna and Earl Bush We are so sorry to hear the loss of your sister and a dear cousin. We pray for you and the family. She will be missed.
  • Elizabeth Bohler Thompson My condolences to the Perna family for their loss.
  • Rick & Gina Lennon We are sorry for your loss. We will send hugs and prayers to you and your family
  • Thomas Van Cleave Condolences to Kent and family - especially Kyle We remember Julie as a wonderful Mom and always ready to help Troop 19. Tom & Liz and Tommy Van Cleave