- December 3, 1927 - October 5, 2012
- Springdale, Arkansas
of Phyllis' Passing
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“Uncle Jr., I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Phyllis always was such a kind woman...and so attentive to others' needs. You and all of Phyllis'...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Michele Carpenter - Olney, TX
“Daddy, Gloria & Diane,
words cannot express the sadness I feel in my heart for all of you. I am so sorry that you were unable to reach me before now...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Mancy Kettleman Coleman - Wichita, KS
“We will miss our friend, she was the most caring, loving, giving person we have ever had the pleasure to know, I know she is in heaven, and I would...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Ricky & Sandra Rowell - AR
“Diane, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. From everything that I have read from other people in the memory book, she sounded like a wonderful gal...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Tammie Ferguson Harper - AR
“Gloria always spoke fondly of her mother and their activities. Although I never met Phyllis, I appreciated the memories that Gloria shared, so I...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Aaron Shoemaker - Bentonville, AR
“I'm so glad I got to spend some time with Phyllis the last time she ws here in Florida. Her thoughtfulness of others was seen in her Christmas cards....Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Don Taylor - Lakeland, FL
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
7 of 17 | Posted by: Amy Wood-McCroskie - Greenville, TX
“Gloria so sorry to hear of your loss of your mother....I know it must be hard, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family...
8 of 17 | Posted by: Darlene Mobley - Lakeland, FL
“To Diane- My sincere sympathy in your loss of your mother. Many prayers are being said for you and family.
Karen Holly Owens and family
9 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Holly Owens - AR - friend
“Gloria and Diane -- It has been many years ago, as we lost my father over twenty years ago . . .but I remember that he so often spoke highly of your...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Dorothy Groves Hill - Springdale, AR
“So sorry for your loss Diane. I am praying for your family.
11 of 17 | Posted by: Rick Mckee - Ozark, AR
I am very sorry for your loss.
12 of 17 | Posted by: Alfred Ames
“Dear Gloria and Diane:
Our deepest sympathy are with you and your families.
She was such a loving and caring person and she will be greatly missed....Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Bobby & Lois Hopper - Springdale, AR
“Phyllis gave me an extra big hug at the last luncheon. We will miss her greatly.
14 of 17 | Posted by: Donna - Siloam Springs, AR
“My dear cousin, Phyllis, always took a special interest in my life and has been an inspiration to me from our first meeting in 1940 right down...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Ronald F. Deering - Louisville, KY
“Diane, Gloria and Buzz,I am just so heartbroken for you. I send love, hugs and prayers to each of you and your families. Your mom was so special to...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Paula Knight - Payson, AZ
“Buz, Diane & family of Phyllis,
What a shock! I was so sorry to hear of this tragedy. Please know that my prayers are with all of you. I know...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Nelva House - friend
Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home
Phyllis (Winterboer) Kettleman, age 84, of Springdale, AR passed away Friday, October 5, 2012 in Huntsville, AR.
Phyllis was born on December 3, 1927 in Sioux City, Iowa, a daughter of Rev. N.H. Batcheler and Clara Mae (Dearing) Batcheler. She married Muncie Kettleman on August 5, 1993 in Fayetteville, AR. She enjoyed volunteering at the First Presbyterian Church and the CUP Food bank in Springdale, AR and a member of two Christian womens groups. She was a trusted and respected home and office cleaner for many families and businesses in Northwest Arkansas.
Phyllis is survived by her husband of 21 years, Muncie Kettleman of the home; two daughters, Gloria Taylor and husband Jack of Bella Vista, AR and Diane Ferguson and husband Ralph of Fayetteville, AR; four grandchildren, John Taylor (Jill), Jennifer Goodin(Adam), Aaron Taylor and Amy Davidson; 17 great grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mancy and Betty; one brother, Wesley Batcheler of Bronaugh, MO; and one sister, Alliene Stierwalt of Wilksbough, NC; and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be held 11:00am on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, AR with Pastor Stewart Smith officiating. Memorials can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 614 E. Emma Ave. Fayetteville AR or First Presbyterian Church 100 S. Gutensohn Rd. Springdale, AR
Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale, AR. Online guestbook at www.backstrom-pyeatte.com
2230 N. Thompson Springdale, AR 72766
Tel. (479) 756-2010