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.
Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.
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Our deepest sympathy to Jim and Arlett on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Carol Henry
Watching the slide show brought back so many wonderful memories of being with you and your family! My prayer for the family is that God will be with you during this time and in the future. Hugs to all of you! Cathy Arnold Baker
Phyllis Duhme Video Tribute from Carson Celebration Life Center on Vimeo.
So sorry for your loss.
I WILL MISS YOU ALWAYS! I LOVED YOU LIKE A SISTER IN CHRIST! YOU ALWAYS HUGGED ME EVERY TIME YOU SAW ME AND IT MADE MY HEART HAPPY!!! NOW YOU ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY IN HEAVEN LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER, BRENDA PALMER
Our deepest sympathy to all of Phylliss's family. She was such a dear friend of our moms, Dolores Wonders. She is heartbroken at your loss. We hear of
Phyliss often and the dances and the stably trips and her gardening and canning and her great recipes. And your family! She will be dearly missed.
So very sorry! Prayers to all!
I am one of Phyllis's classmates who loved and respected her. For the last 20 years or so she was always in attendance at our "Lunch Bunch" meetings -- an informal gathering of classmates. Though she had many difficulties throughout her life she was always cheerful and upbeat. I loved her sense of humor - and her down to earth views on life. She was so very proud of her family and shared photos and news of them. It was a rare day when you didn't get a hug from her. She made our lives better and I will miss her. God speed Phyliss - and thank you for being my friend. Rachel Keeley Porter - class of 1953.
what a wonderful person your mother was . I will always remember going to help her and discussing all the things that my parents and her enjoyed doing especially cards. my thoughts and prayers are with you . deb wilhelm and family
Sorry to hear of your loss she was a great lady
We are very sad to hear of the passing of Phyllis. She was a wonderful woman
My parents (Don & Arlis Krabbenhoft) and Phyllis & Clyde were neighbors for many years while I was growing up. I can remember my parents going to their house for coffee and Phyllis & Clyde coming to ours. She was a great woman and very funny. Her kindness to all of us Krabbenhoft kids caused us to love her not just as a neighbor down the road, but as a member of our family. She will be missed.
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