Phyllis Ann (Pugh) Lee, 77, of Camden, Mo., passed away July 21, 2017 at Maple Woods Care Center in Kansas City, Mo. Phylllis was born in Kansas City, Mo., on March 13, 1940, the first born of 15 children to Russell Wayne Pugh and Genevieve Alice (Waldman) Pugh.
Phyllis married John Marion Lee of rural Orrick, Mo., on July 25, 1958. Together they had five children. One son, Bucky (Bennie) Lee and wife, Debi, of Richmond, Mo.; four daughters, Mona Lee and Joe McCartney of Camden, Tammy Lee of the home, Barbie Pierson and husband, Mike, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Jona Sephens and husband, DeWayne, of Fleming, Mo. She had 10 grandchildren, Aaron Lee (Amy), Samantha Dorton (Kyle), Jeffrey McCartney, Anthony McCartney (Lindsey), Kristen Dickey (Landon), Justin Pierson, Devin Pierson, Kimberly McCartney, Nicholas Pierson (McKenzie) and SavAnna Stephens. and 11 great grandchildren.
Phyllis is also survived by her siblings, Robert Pugh (Rita) of Weatherby Lake, Eddie Pugh (Carla) of Excelsior Springs, Donald Lee Pugh of Excelsior Springs, Carolyn Wholf (Bob) of Henrietta, Chuck (Charles) Pugh (Leha) of Orrick, Janet Karl (Jimmy) Richmond, Barbara Martin (Steve) of Excelsior Springs, Debbie Knutter (Bill) of Orrick, Teresa Wilson (Rick) of Orrick, Billy Pugh of Fulton, Dale Pugh (Rose) of Excelsior Springs; sisters in law, Jessie Robinson of Hardin and Teresa Twyman (Tom) of Hardin; and many many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Genevieve Pugh; her father and mother in law, Benjamin and Veda (Butler) Lee; brothers, Richard (Dickey) Pugh and Michael Pugh; one sister, Beverly (Peggy) Adams; one niece, Jill Pugh; one brother in law, Allen Lee Sr., and his wife Rose; one sister in law and brother in law, Barbara Green and husband, Jim; brother in law, Earl (Steve) Lee and sister in law, Bernice Lee.
Phyllis was a great wife and was a great mother to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and her siblings. She enjoyed time spent with her grandkids and great grandkids and her big family. Phyllis was a 1958 grad of Orrick High School. She worked for Shirkey Nursing and Rehab Center in Richmond and Walmart in Richmond. She was a Girl Scout leader in Orrick for many years. She enjoyed camping, fishing and family float trips. She loved to watch the birds and look at her flowers from her chair in the living room. She touched the lives of many and will be sadly missed by all.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Funeral services will be Monday, July 24, 2017 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Mo. Burial will follow in South Point Cemetery, Orrick.
Memorials in memory of Phylllis are suggested to DaVita of North Kansas City, Mo.
Samantha & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much your grandma meant to the whole family, she was a rock. She was a lovely lady, cherish the memories.
With Love & Sympathy, Amanda Levandowski (Carriker) & Family