Phyllis Jean Current

Dec 09, 1931 - Jan 10, 2021

Phyllis Jean Current

December 09, 1931 - January 10, 2021


Phyllis J. Current, 89, of Clinton, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa and Preston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Park Vista in Camanche, Iowa.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 10 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pence Cemetery, rural Baldwin, Iowa.

It will be required to utilize face masks and to observe social distancing guidelines during the visitation and services.

Phyllis Jean Miller was born on December 9, 1931 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Benjamin and Lola (Cook) Miller. She was a 1949 graduate of Maquoketa High School. She married James Carroll Current on June 27, 1953 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on December 8, 2004.

Phyllis had worked several jobs throughout the years most notably at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa, Preston City Clerk, and at Maquoketa State Bank. In retirement, she and her husband Carroll had worked as Park Attendants at Spruce Creek Park for the Jackson County Conservation Commission. Lastly, she worked at Hy-Vee in Clinton for 20 years officially retiring in August of 2018.

Phyllis was a former member of the Preston United Methodist Church and had previously served on the Jackson County Hospital Board of Trustees, Paul Sharer Foundation, and was actively involved in fundraising for the American Heart Association, and the Clinton County Relay for Life. She also supported and held a volunteer position with the Citizens Police Academy in Clinton.

Phyllis enjoyed her furbaby Jacie and her many grandpets, going to craft shows, estate sales, collecting elephants, and especially family time. She also enjoyed shopping and never missing a good deal!

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Carolyn (Michael) Moore of DeWitt, IA, Jay (Gabriella) Current of Lewisville, TX, and Pamela (Robert) Harrington of Clinton, IA; 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren with one on the way, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Phyllis Jean Current memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at


Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 11:30 am
Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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