Phyllis Iva Lane Klopfenstein was born September 25, 1925 in rural Henry County, Iowa, the daughter of John and Iva Bates Lane. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1943. Phyllis was united in marriage to Wayne Lewis Klopfenstein on April 25, 1945 in Anniston, Alabama, where Wayne was stationed during World War II. During that time, she did clerical work at the Anniston Ordinance Depot. She also worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Frank V. Coles in Mt. Pleasant. Phyllis was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant and participated in many clubs. Phyllis passed away January 25, 2023.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wayne, son Philip Wayne, a sister Virginia Sommerfeld, three brothers – Warren, Johnny and Russell , 2 nieces and 2 nephes.
She is survived by her children – Judith Elaine Klopfenstein Miller (Jim), John David Klopfenstein (Lin) and Ted Lewis Klopfenstein; 5 grandchildren – Jamey Elaine Miller Musgrove (Greg), Matthew James Miller (Amy) Amanda May Klopfenstein Barry (Chris), John David (JD) Klopfenstein II and Wayne R. Klopfenstein; 6 great grandchildren – Brady Ryan Musgrove, Lexi Elaine Musgrove, Nolan Matthew Miller, Cameron James Miller, Aliyana Jo Barry and Lacie Nicole Barry and twelve nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life for Phyllis will be held from 1-3 PM on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the Mt. Pleasant Masonic Lodge, 206 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. A private family interment will take place at the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Friends may call to sign the register from 9AM to 7PM on Friday, February 3, at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. On line condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church or, because of her love and compassion for all animals, to All God’s Creatures in Mt. Pleasant.
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