Phyllis passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at her daughter Jody’s home in Plainwell.
She was born July 12, 1934 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Floyd and Ada (Merrill) Taylor. Phyllis was a Martin High School graduate where she had played the French horn in the band. She had always loved music and enjoyed singing and playing the piano. For several years she had worked at Alamo Nursing Home. Phyllis had wanted to be a nurse and had attended KVCC for a short time.
Phyllis enjoyed gardening, fishing, mushroom hunting, ceramics and painting. She was an excellent self- taught cook and was known for her delicious pies and at Christmas time was famous for her apple pie squares. She would make german chocolate cakes for each of her girls on their birthdays.
In 1952 she married the love of her life, Jack Bower. Phyllis spent 61 wonderful years doting on Jack and together they provided a happy environment for their daughters.
Surviving are her children, Cheri (Joe) Demmon of Montana, Julie Bos of Kalamazoo, Pat (Kerry) Boothby of Paw Paw and Jody Dorothy (Ron Doot) of Plainwell; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Bev Taylor and brother-in-law, Lorence Bower.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Floyd and step-siblings, Claire Wycoff, Florence Blackman, Marion Haney, Keneth Wycoff and TommyTaylor.
Friends may visit with Phyllis’ family from 5-7 P.M., Monday, September 24, 2018, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Alamo Community Congregational Church with Pastor Don Boss officiating.
Burial will take place at 1:30 P.M., at the Liberty Street Cemetery in Alamo Township with Pastor Ron Lugten officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Phyllis may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.