March 7, 1919 - October 1, 2012 CRESCENT Phyllis Card Rahe who passed away on October 1, 2012 was born in Wichita, Kansas to Nell Madeline and Arthur Barnett Card. She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara Card Dunn of Holly, Colorado. She grew up in Gate, Oklahoma where she graduated from high school in 1936. Phyllis attended the Music Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri returning to Alva where she graduated from Northwestern University. She taught English at Crescent High School. She married Max N. Rahe on June 6, 1941. Max was soon called to service in WWII and while he was in training to be an Air Force B-17 Pilot she followed him to his many bases and found work at each base. While he was flying in the 8th Air Force in England she returned to Alva and worked in the German Prisoner of War Camp. Upon his return from Europe they lived and farmed in the Crescent area. Phyllis substituted many years in the schools, was organist at the First Christian Church in Crescent and the First Christian Church in Guthrie, where she served in that post for twenty years and often came back to play for extra occasions. As Max became active in his 398th Bombers Group Reunions Phyllis accompanied him and became the organist for the group. The Crescent Annual Fireman's Ham and Bean Fundraiser Dinner was a great place for her to have a good time with the crowd and a chance to play her "Toe Tappin Music." Phyllis is survived by her husband, Max; one daughter, Linda Lundquist of Edmond; two grandchildren, Jennifer Lund- quist Pollard (husband Jason) of Olathe, Kansas. Christopher Lundquist (wife Melinda) of Littleton, Colorado; four great grandchildren, Davin, Talen and Hudson Pollard and Vivian Lundquist; one sister, Janet Broaddus Keene and husband W. Richard Keene of Kansas City, Missouri. Also, many nephews and nieces who will always remember her loving welcome to their home and many happy memories there, including helping with wheat harvest, playing baseball with the Crescent boys, sitting in the yard at night and sharing her love of Astronomy, one of her numerous interests. "Aunt Phyl" was special to them all. She will be sorely missed by all of her family and many, many friends. Services will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the First Christian Church, Guthrie, Oklahoma at 2:00 pm. Burial will be at the Crescent Cemetery. Family will receive visitors at the Abernathy-Aaron Funeral Home in Crescent on Friday, October 5, 2012 between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
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Published in The Oklahoman from Oct. 4 to Oct. 6, 2012