Phyllis June Brown, age 75 of Duenweg., Mo. went to be with the Lord at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Mercy Hospital after a sudden illness.
Born January 22, 1937 in Joplin, she was the daughter of the late C.B. Brown and Marjorie Vail Brown and lived in the Joplin area most of her lifetime. She was a 1955 graduate of Joplin Senior High School. She worked at Lincoln Distributing for a number of years and then later she moved to Sequim, WA. There they Owned and operated their own BBQ restaurant. Phyllis was an excellent seamstress and had the opportunity to use that talent to create costumes for a movie. Upon moving back to Joplin in 1995 she was self employed for a number of years and also worked at AEGIS where she achieved numerous accomplishments and eventually retired.
Phyllis enjoyed her Native American heritage where she participated in numerous Pow Wows and Drumming Circles. She was a member of Red Hatters and lifelong member of ABWA. She enjoyed hiking, gardening, beading, crocheting, traveling and most of all spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren grow. Her two cats Luv and Ally who were her daily companions meant the world to her. She was a daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who will be dearly missed. She was a Christian and loved the Lord.
Survivors include four children, Debbie Parker of Joplin, Philip Ferneau and wife Gwen of Riverton, Kan., Teresia Cash-Bunting of Little Rock, Ark., Scott Cash of Overland Park, Kan.; one sister, Rosemary McCombs and husband Robert of Joplin; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 19 at 504 Robin, Duenweg, MO from 2-5pm.