Phyllis Orr

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  • "May your family be comforted by fond memories of times past..."
  • "A really good teacher who was a wonderful person."
    - Summerfield Drive
  • "What a wonderful person she was."
    - Terri Chambers
  • "Rebecca, I had your mom as a Phsically Ed teacher in Tyler..."
    - Johnson-Davis Pamela
  • "Rest in peace, Mrs. Orr. AHS graduate,class of 1961."
    - Barney Fergus
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ORR, PHYLLIS ANN (EDELMAN) was born August 1, 1926 in Charleston, West Virginia and passed away on March 19, 2014 in Annapolis. She was the daughter of Nora (Edwards) and John Edelman. During her high school years she participated in the Orchestra and was a member of the International Order for the Rainbow of Girls (a Masonic community service group) in the late 1930's / early 1940's, selling war bonds during WWII. Phyllis went on to attend Marshall University where she majored in Physical Education and Music. She was a member of the Thundering Herd Marching Band. After graduation she moved to Annapolis, MD to begin her teaching career. She began her profession at Arundel High School in 1950 and helped select their school colors, emerald and white. Phyllis also taught at Eastport Elementary, Tyler Heights Elementary, Annapolis Junior High and St. Martins Lutheran School. Phyllis married Jay B. Orr and had two children, Stevyn and Rebecca. She joined Trinity United Methodist Church where she was the Music Committee Chairman, served on the Pastor Parish Committee and was a Trustee. She belonged to the church for over 50 years and was a long standing member of the Chancel and Handbell Choirs. Phyllis was an inaugural member of the Locust Street Praise Band where she played the drums until she was 80 years old. Phyllis had a lifelong love of music and the outdoors. She enjoyed camping, sporting events, music concerts and loved Duke Basketball. She is survived by her children, Stevyn Orr (Nicole) and Rebecca (Orr) Benner (William). She is also survived by grandchildren Kristin Benner, Kara Rogers (Baron), Lauren Benner, Kathryn Benner and great granddaughter Claire as well as her nephews John Laurent, Eugene Laurent, Harold Watson and Michael Watson. Services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1300 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, on Monday, March 24th at 10:00 am. A light luncheon will follow the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Trinity United Methodist Church Music Department in her honor. Arrangments by John M. Taylor Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to
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Published in The Capital on Mar. 23, 2014
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