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Service Details

Visitation:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
4:00-6:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Service:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Disposition:

Hamilton's Cremetory

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Phyllis Whitlatch

Des Moines

Phyllis Whitlatch, 72, passed away on January 11, 2017 at Kavanagh House in Des Moines. She was born in Des Moines, on April 9, 1944, to Amos and Gelene (Eveland) Whitlatch.

Phyllis was very artsy, enjoyed painting and drawing. She spent many hours gardening, watching golf in her free time and played in her younger years. But most importantly was her affection for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Phyllis was a beautician and was co-owner and operator of The Clippery in Des Moines for 30 years. Following her retirement, she was a baker at Casey’s General Store in Polk City for many years.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Nikki (Brad) Aplin; grandchildren, Jake (Lauren) and Jordan Aplin; great grandchildren, Audrey, Addison and William Aplin; brother, Bob Whitlatch and sister Mae (Ruben) Cameron along with a host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Larry Whitlatch.

Family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. following the visitation at the funeral home

Memorial contributions may be directed to Kavanagh House on 56th in loving memory of Phyllis.

Online condolences may be expressed at
www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com