Phyllis Maurene Harris, 85, passed away and into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 16, 2010. She was born on November 27, 1924, in Wichita, Kansas, to George and Edith Duncan.


Phyllis Maurene Harris, 85, passed away and into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 16, 2010. She was born on November 27, 1924, in Wichita, Kansas, to George and Edith Duncan.

 

Phyllis graduated from Wichita State University, where she was a member of the Pi Kappa Psi Sorority and was crowned Homecoming Queen. After college, Phyllis moved to Oklahoma City and met Robert Lewis Harris (Bob) on a blind date in 1954. They were married the next year and welcomed three children over the next four years.

 

Phyllis and her family moved to Wichita, Kansas, where they lived for 10 years. In 1970, they moved to Duncan, Oklahoma, which she and Bob called “home”. Phyllis was a dedicated wife, mother, “Gran” and friend to many.

 

She was a tireless volunteer to her family’s churches and many other civic organizations over the years. She and Bob have been members of the First Baptist Church in Duncan for 40 years, where she taught first-graders for almost 30 years. She loved serving her family in any way, and reveled in her children and eight grandchildren.

 

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Marjorie.

 

She is survived by her husband, Bob; daughter, Jeanne of Oklahoma City; and her sons, Dr. Bryan Marshall and his, wife, Brooke of Austin, and Dr. Matthew Marshall and his fiancé, Katie of Memphis, and son, Bob of Edmond, and his children: Caitlyn, Trey, Bonnie Lyn, Averi, and Thomas; and son, Ron of Oklahoma City and his wife, DeeAnn, and their daughters, Haley and Misty; niece, Patricia Lumpkin and her husband, Bill of Atlanta; nephew, Dr. Bill Traverso and his wife, Adele of Boise City; niece, Anne Dropping and her husband, Erik of Palmetto, Fla.; and many other relatives and dear friends.

 

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 22, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Duncan with Rev. Charles Roy McConnell officiating. A graveside service followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home (of Duncan).

 

Memorial gifts may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association; 3555 NW 58th Street, Suite 220, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

 

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.