Phyllis L. Ransbottom

Phyllis L. Ransbottom

Phyllis passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born January 30, 1955, in Plainwell the daughter of Charles and Bernice (Stricklin) Hummel. On March 25, 1977, at the Plainwell United Methodist Church, she married Renny Ransbottom who passed away in 2015. Phyllis was generous and enjoyed volunteering for several organizations while her children were in school and was a founding member of the Band of Friends. She was an avid reader, enjoyed road trips, kayaking, crosswords, and had a soft spot for an animal in need. Most of all Phyllis loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children, Michael Ransbottom and Katherine (Austin Wiggins) Ransbottom, siblings, Ellen (George) Hoots and Charles “Ed” Hummel along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Peggy Hummel.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Phyllis may be made to the SPCA of Southwest Michigan.

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  1. John Oisten says:

    Mike sorry to hear your mother she was great women and she will be missed. Along with your dad Renny. He was great man I miss him we will pray for you and your family. John and Pam Oisten. The Brake Doctor

  2. Judy Merrifield says:

    Mike and Katherine, I am so sorry to hear this about your mother. She always had a smile when I saw her at the store even though she had to put up with Mike and Renny. I miss seeing all of you at the store. Plainwell seems empty to me these days.

  3. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Prayers to all of the family! We had so much fun with Renny and Phyliss when we were all involved with the Elks! Rest in Peace. Memories are a wonderful thing to have!

  4. Randy and Linda Taft says:

    Michael and Katherine we are so sorry for your loss. We loved your mother so much and will miss her.

  5. Tim, Laurie & Cameron Andrus says:

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of your mom to forever hold in your heart.

  6. Eunice LaFountain says:

    Phyliss was an awesome worker at Parker Brass.i worked with her for thirty years.and she was always taking books from the libarayto shut ins.she will be greatly missed by all that knew her i will pray for strentgh for the family and friends

  7. Emily says:

    Michael, Katherine, Ellen and families, I’m so sorry to hear about Phyl. We were very close cousins in high school and she taught me how to truly live life. Sending love and hugs

  8. Jan a. Jameson says:

    The World lost a very special lady this morning. ,And Heaven gained another Angel. I am blessed to have had her as my friend,and will remember her fondly forevermore til we meet again. My thoughts,prayers,and love to Katherine and Michael and the rest of the family. Rest in peace,Philly. Love you girl.

  9. Wendy Stafford says:

    Katherine and Michael, This is such a hard road for you to walk. Know that your mom was loved by everyone who knew her, and she leaves a great hole in the fabric of Otsego. Peace and grace to you and the rest of the family.

  10. Cindy Mills says:

    Michael and Katherine,
    We are so very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was one awesome lady. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.
    Denny and Cindy Mills

  11. Mark and Patty Chapman says:

    Mike and Katherine we were saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and will be sorely missed. Prayers for your whole family. Praying for God’s amazing peace, strength and comfort for all. Love and hugs.

    Mark and Patty Chapman

  12. Beverly (Hoyt) Holmes says:

    Sincere condolences. I remember Phyllis as my classmate Ellen’s “little sister.” Please keep her memories alive for her children and grandchildren….it’s the very best way to honor her.

  13. Dan and Julie Andrus says:

    Sorry for your family’s loss. Her Parker family will miss her also. We will always remember her for her quick witted comments that always kept us laughing. May she rest in peace.

  14. Sherry Schumaker says:

    Michael and Katherine, you have had to deal with so much in the last couple of years. Your parents were both great people who worked hard and volunteered to make Otsego a better place to live. My deepest condolences and prayers to you both in the loss of your mom.

  15. rick and Mary Howrigon says:

    She was a very SPECIAL Lady will greatly be missed. R.I.P. Phyllis

  16. Pat Holland says:

    Michael, Katherine and Ellen; I am so very sorry for your loss. Although Phyl and I had lost touch after we married and started our families, I will always remember her as as great friend with a huge heart. Praying for comfort and strength for all of you.

  17. Mark and Darla Pilbeam says:

    Michael and Katherine , We are so sorry for your loss, Your mother was a very giving and helpful person to anyone she came in contact with. Phyllis will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  18. VanDenBerg Families says:

    Michael and Katherine, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers….

  19. Sue Ellen Nelson says:

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, Mike. We’d love to stay in touch with you. I’ve finally stopped painting the dining room, to which you are always most welcome.

  20. Stacey Nelson says:

    Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and you family. You are in my thoughts, and in my heart.

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