On Monday, conservative icon and the founder of Eagle Forum, Phyllis Schlafly passed away at the age of 92. Our prayers and condolences to her family, friends and loves ones – the work Schlafly did will be remembered for many years to come.
Statement from Ed Martin, President of Eagle Forum:
Dear Friend of Phyllis,
This afternoon, the great Phyllis Schlafly passed away with her family at her side.
She loved her family and her work and all of us. And she loved America. We will miss her but she gave us a lot of work to do. She was proud of us – and loved you.
I hope you will join me in prayer to the Lord in thanksgiving for her life. And please join me in prayer for her family.
Phyllis is with her Lord now and with her beloved husband Fred. Rest in peace, dear Phyllis.
Arrangements for her funeral are pending. Her family will be in touch to let us know soon. We will let you know then.
Please see the statement below my signature that will go out to the press in a few minutes. I thought you would like to see it first.
Thanks for all you did for Phyllis and for all of us. Keep up your good work.
All the best.
Statement from the Eagle Forum:
Today, Phyllis Schlafly passed away in the presence of her family at her home in St. Louis, Missouri.
An iconic American leader whose love for America was surpassed only by her love of God and her family , Phyllis Schlafly, an indomitable pro-family grassroots advocate and organizer, was 92 years old. Mrs. Schlafly was preceded in death by her beloved husband Fred and is survived by six children a long with 16 grand and 3 great grandchildren.
Phyllis Schlafly spent an astounding 70 years in public service of her fellow Americans. Her focus from her earliest days until her final ones was protecting the family, which she understood as the building block of life. She recognized America as the greatest political embodiment of those values. From military superiority and defense to immigration and trade; from unborn life to the nuclear family and parenthood, Phyllis Schlafly was a courageous and articulate voice for common sense and traditional values. She authored 27 books and thousands of articles. She spoke tens of thousands of times across the United States.
Her joy in life was evident to all through her smile and wit. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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