Phyllis Ann (Robinson) James(1932 - 2018)

Phyllis Ann James, age 85, of Independence, Mo., passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, September 14, at the New Salem Funeral Home in Independence. The family will greet guests beginning at 10 a.m. until the service starts. Burial will follow in the New Salem Cemetery.

Phyllis was born on December 7, 1932 in Fairfax, Mo., the daughter of John S. and Bess (Prater) Robinson. Throughout her career she worked as a clerk for MGM Studios, as a lunch lady at Elm Grove Elementary in the Fort Osage School District, and as a catalog clerk for the Mid-Continent Public Library Distribution Center before retiring in 1990. She loved music, dancing, feeding the birds and being outdoors. Phyllis was an exceptional gardener with beautiful gardens and was a past member of the Raytown Garden Club. She was an avid camper, traveling all over the country in her 5 wheel camper with her husband, Melvin.

Phyllis is survived by one son, Grant (Maggi) James of Sugar Creek, Mo., one daughter, Laura (Mike) Lower of Blue Springs, Mo; four grandchildren, Heather Lambeth, Erin (Jason) Lata, Staci (Parker) Logan and Austin Lower; seven great- grandchildren, Brennon, Aspen, Emmett, Madi, Nellie, Landrie and Audrie; and two brothers, Jack (Phyllis) Robinson of Allen, TX and Jim (Naomi) Robinson of Raymore, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin James; three sisters, Ruth Boyd, Alice Hire and Dorothy Poindexter; and three brothers, Edwin, Gene and Donald Robinson.

Arrangements: Royer's New Salem, Independence MO 816-796-8600.

Funeral Home

New Salem Funeral Home
1823 N. Blue Mills Rd. Independence, MO 64058
(816) 796-8600

Published in The Examiner on Sept. 12, 2018