Phyllis A. (Klinzman) Miller, was born on August 26th, 1923, in Des Moines, Iowa to Frank and Mamie (Watkins) Klinzman. Phyllis, passed away on July 1, 2021. She graduated from North Des Moines High School in 1941 and attended Drake University to receive her teaching degree. She taught 2nd grade in Marcus, IA. from 1943-45 until she married Wilbur A. Miller on June 24, 1945. They became parents of four daughters- Linda Annette, Virginia Kay, Anita Marie and Diana Lee. She was a stay-at-home mom until 1965 when she became secretary of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee for 37 years. She was active in church life, teaching Sunday School, playing in the bell choir and accompanying congregational singing on the piano. She also gave piano and organ lessons in her home. In 1982, she lost her husband, Bill after 37 years of marriage. But she continued to find fulfillment in her life in Cherokee. In 2011, Phyllis moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa to be near her daughter Diana and her husband Ron, where she resided at Primrose Retirement Community until her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill her daughter, Anita; her sister, Mary; and her parents. She leaves to mourn-daughters, Linda McCall, Virginia Locke, and Diana and her husband Ron Davis; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 7, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, IA. Funeral service will be on Thursday, July 8, 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, IA.
Published by The Daily Nonpareil on Jul. 7, 2021.