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Phyllis Thornbrough

August 20, 1927 — August 23, 2015

Phyllis Thornbrough

Phyllis L. Metzger Thornbrough, 88, of Coffeyville, Ks. passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Windsor Place of Coffeyville, from complications following a severe stroke in late 2014. She was born to Eugene (Gene) and Hazel Metzger, August 20, 1927, on their farm in Kechi, Ks.

Phyllis married Herman A. Thornbrough on February 9, 1946 in Wichita, Ks. They moved to Coffeyville where she worked at Newberry's for 14 plus years. Their love of being around water took them to Grove, OK in 1968 where they spent many years living on Grand Lake. Phyllis returned to Coffeyville in 1997 upon the death of her husband.

Phyllis greatest joy was to prepare and host Thanksgiving dinner every year for family members. She started this tradition 39 years ago after her mother passed.

Phyllis was an active member of the First United Methodist Church where she volunteered for numerous church functions. She spent hours decorating tables and serving beverages, and became known as the "tea" lady. She also spent time volunteering at the local Salvation Army. She was the sole survivor of Andover High School class of 1945. She loved and treated her nephew and nieces as her own children.

Phyllis is survived by her brother, Bob Metzger of Independence, Ks. and a sister-in-law, Jolene Metzger of Wichita, Ks. One nephew, Rocky Metzger of Neodesha, Ks., and two nieces, Roxanna (Monty) Friebel of Mansfield, OH and Gina Morris of Wichita, Ks., five great-nephews and one great niece, three great-great nephews and three great-great nieces and Jack Hill, devoted friend. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2015, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, Ks, under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Pastor Nicole Schwartz will be officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Ford-Wulf-Burns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Ks, with family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, 304 W. 10th St., Coffeyville, Ks. 67337 or to the Salvation Army, 102 W. 12th St., Coffeyville, Ks. 67337. Contributions may be left at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.


Visitation


FordWulfBruns Chapel
2405 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Thursday, August 27, 2015
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Family 5-7:00

Service


Graveside Service

Mt. Hope Cemetery
1300 N Penn
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, August 28, 2015
11:00 am

Cemetery


Mt. Hope Cemetery
1300 N Penn
Independence, KS  67301
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