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Phyllis Irene Thomas Webb, 96, of Des Moines, Iowa transitioned from this world on May 8, 2019, at Trinity Center at Luther Park with family by her side.

She was born to the late George Bernard Thomas and Lillian Marie Olson Thomas on July 18, 1922, in Rhineland, Wisconsin and moved to Des Moines in 1931. Phyllis graduated from North High School in 1940.

She married Donald Edward Webb in 1942. She joined Don, who was stationed in Texas. After WWII, they returned to Des Moines to enjoy 63 years being together. Phyllis is survived by two sons: David Lee (Patsie) Webb, Topeka, Kansas, and Kenneth Lee (Denise) Webb, St. Charles, Missouri. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Patricia, Andrew Parker, and Logan Webb and one great-grandchild, Sam. Phyllis was preceded in death by her loving husband and her grandson Shawn Webb.

Phyllis was employed as a bookkeeper at LOOK magazine and later as office manager at Iowa Pharmacist Association. She was a member of Highland Park Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and North High School Alumni Association.

Phyllis, in her own words, named her home, family, and friends as what she enjoyed most in her life. Second on that list was baking chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, and pasties, a traditional Upper Peninsula of Michigan pastry that reached back to her growing-up years in Wisconsin. She also took pleasure in planning and giving study programs for Christian Women’s Fellowship at her church. The garden club and photography brought her happiness as well. Phyllis was an avid reader, collected books and loved book sales. She and Don enjoyed a wide variety of music and were accomplished ballroom and square dancers. Their daily walks brought the beauty of birds, bees, and butterflies into their life. In particular, she loved loons which connected her with memories of her Wisconsin birthplace.

A service of death and resurrection for Phyllis will be held at Highland Park Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on May 14 at 10:00 a.m. with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Park Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Building Fund.

Service Details

Visitation:
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9:00 to 10:00 am
Highland Park Christian Church
4260 NW 6th Drive
Des Moines, IA 50313
Service:
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
10:00 am
Highland Park Christian Church
4260 NW 6th Drive
Des Moines, IA 50313
Disposition:
Resthaven Cemetery
West Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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