Mary Phyllis Feigl, 90, skilled seamstress who solved the hardest crosswords, knitted elaborate afghans

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Mary Phyllis Feigl, of Wilmington, died Oct. 13, 2015, at the age of 90.

She was born to Evelyn May Smith and Charles Edwin Le Compte in Baltimore on May 21, 1925, and lived in the Baltimore area for 40 years before relocating to Richmond, Virginia. She then moved to Staunton, Virginia for seven years before spending the last two years of her life in Wilmington.

Mom was a homebody. Spending her time at home raising and loving her children was always her first priority. Later, when her grandchildren were born, she was equally devoted to caring for them. She loved knitting elaborate afghans and sweaters and solving the hardest of crossword puzzles. She also was an excellent cook and skilled seamstress. She never knew a stranger and truly was loved by everyone who met her.

Her husband of 51 years, Rudolph, and her beloved son, Christopher, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Katherine Kranz and her husband Ed, Charles Neil Feigl and his wife Linda, Phyllis Shanklin and her husband Wade and Anne Marie McPherson and her husband John; daughter-in-law, Ann Feigl; grandchildren, Christy Tanner, Kip Butler, Neil Brett Feigl, Elizabeth Butler, Melanie Reas, Michael Butler, Sarah Feigl, Andrew Butler and Daniel Feigl; and many great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a multitude of other family members, friends and caregivers who will miss the warm hugs and sweet smiles she generously gave to everyone she loved, right up until her last days.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at Hillsman-Hix Funeral Home, 16409 Court St., Amelia, Virginia. Funeral services to follow at 3 p.m. at Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, Virginia. The family will receive visitors following the service from 6 to 8 p.m. at 808 Baldwin Road, Henrico, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Donate Life America or the charity of your choice.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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