Delores M. Phillips, age 88, of Nettle Creek Township, Morris, Illinois passed away peacefully Sunday, November 6, 2022 at her home. Born March 10, 1934 in South Wilmington, Illinois, Delores Marie was a daughter of Attilio and Corlinda (Cornelli) Residori. She was raised in South Wilmington and graduated from Gardner South Wilmington High School with the class of 1952. On August 1, 1953, Delores married Walter “Wally” Phillips in St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington. Together they made a home, raised their family, and farmed in Nettle Creek Township. Her early employment entailed working at the Joliet Arsenal and later she took on a position at Sponge Cushion, and lastly Empress Casino until her retirement. Delores was a member of Immaculate Conception Cath-olic Church in Morris. She took pleasure in cooking and baking, as well as playing bingo and visiting the casino. Her greatest love, however, was being with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her children: Kathy (Rod) Lambros and Walter Jr. (Patti) Phillips, both of Morris; Sandra (Kevin) Marsmaker of Manteno; and Patrick (Darlene) Phillips of Morris; 10 grandchildren: Jacob Lambros of Morris; Katina (Benjamin) Samples of Osceola, Indiana; Jeremey (Kim) Phillips and Jonathan Phillips, both of Morris; Natalie Gregoire of Diamond; Nicholas (Kaytlyn) Gregoire of New Lenox; Matthew Marsmaker and Abigail Marsmaker, both of Manteno; and Jennifer (Jordon) Walker and Patrick (Trisha) Phillips, both of Morris. Also surviving are 19 great-grandchildren: Tyse, Emma, Gage, Aubrey, Sydney, Howard, Ayla, Taylin, Kahmela, Patrick, Quaid, Whitney, Walter, Braydon, Payton, Amelia, Will, Reece and Josephine; and two sisters-in-law, Vivian (Rudy) Maierhofer of Seneca and Betty Phillips of Morris; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Delores was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wally on November 4, 1995; and siblings: Katy (Frank) Procenti, Ethel Residori (fiance Jimmy McGinnis), Zaro (Rosalie) Residori, Art (Anna Mae) Residori, Louis (Lillian) Residori and Esther (Wayne) Sorensen. The family received friends for a visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 E. Washington St., Morris, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Jason Stone Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 600 East Jackson Street in Morris. At Delores’ request, those attending the visitation and services are encouraged to dress casually, and in comfortable attire. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Morris, where Delores will be laid to rest with her late husband, Wally. Pallbearers will be: Jacob Lambros, Jeremey Phillips, Jonathan Phillips, Patrick Phillips, Nicholas Gregoire, and Jennifer Walker. Matthew Marsmaker will be an honorary pallbearer. Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Delores’ memory to Lightways Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, Illinois 60431. Family and friends are encouraged to log on to to sign the guestbook, upload photographs and share Delores’ memorial page online through social media. Funeral arrangements under the care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd., Morris.