Phyllis E. Duhme, 82, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning, December 8, 2017, at her home in Maquoketa.
A celebration of Phyllis' life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Andrew, Iowa Cemetery.
Phyllis Elaine Beck was born on September 14, 1935 in Jackson County, Iowa, to Oscar Jacob and Nora Elizabeth(Bliss) Beck. She attended Stoney Point Country Schools and attended Maquoketa schools in 1953, earning her GED in 1969. She married Everett Johnson in February of 1953 in Maquoketa. To this union one child was born: Arlett. Everett and Phyllis later divorced and she married Clyde N. Duhme on May 1, 1965 in Andrew, Iowa.
Phyllis had worked at various jobs throughout the years including, selling Stanley Home Products for eight years, working at Rocky's Cafe as dishwasher and waitress, serving as a cook at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, and also as a cook and housekeeper at the Andrew Jackson Care Facility.
Phyllis was a member of the Pythian Sisters and TOPS, and was a former member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa and the Andrew Garden Club. She currently was attending God's Family Baptist Church in Grand Mound.
Phyllis enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, gardening, flowers, canning tomatoes, attending the farmer's market, dancing and traveling.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Gerald (Kelly) Duhme of Akron, OH, Shirley (Dale) Smith of Des Moines, IA, Arlett (Jim) Arterberry of Maquoketa, IA, Larry (Linda) Duhme of Central City, IA, Rich (Carol) Duhme of Maquoketa, IA, and Cheryl (Brian) Nordyke of Pleasant Hill, IA; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bartels of Maquoketa, IA, and Norma Koch of Lansing, MN; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clyde on June 17, 2001, an infant sister, and two grandchildren Steven and Travis.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Phyllis E. Duhme memorial fund has been established.
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