Phyllus Rodriguez

Newton, Kansas

May 26, 1934 – Feb 19, 2021 (Age 86)


May 26, 1934
February 19, 2021
Newton, Kansas


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Phyllus Rodriguez, 86, longtime Newton resident, died Friday (February 19, 2021) at the Hospice House in Hutchinson, Ks.

She was born on May 26, 1934 in Newton, the daughter of Sebero and Teresa Grajeda Rodriguez. Phyllus was raised in Newton, graduated from Newton High School.

She had worked in the cafeteria of Bethel College for many years until retiring. Phyllus had also been a caretaker for her parents for several years.

She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. Phyllus had moved to Hutchinson in recent years due to her health to be closer to her sisters.

Survivors include her three sisters Martha Gomez of Newton, Faye Garcia and Henrietta Calvillo both of Hutchinson; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Phyllus is also survived by her sister-in-laws Carmen Rodriguez and Rayma Rodriguez; and brother-in-laws Gade Caudillo and Pete Calvillo.

Phyllus is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Bacho and Ruben Rodriguez; and sisters Josephine Martinez, Gloria Caudillo, Estela Chavez, and Vera Martinez.

The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday (February 24, 2021) with the Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00 A.M, both at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

The casket will be open at the funeral home on Tuesday (Feb. 23rd) between 1:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M., where the family will receive friends between 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.

A memorial has been established with Hospice House of Hutchinson and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Ks.

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