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Phyllis Joan Parrott

October 21, 1937 — March 5, 2024

Denver, IA formerly Cherokee, Ia

Phyllis Joan Parrott

Phyllis Joan Parrott, age 86 of Denver, IA, and formerly of Cherokee, IA, passed away Tuesday, March 05, 2024, in Denver, IA, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2024, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cherokee, IA. Pastor Mike Agnew will officiate. Burial will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia, IA. Visitation with family present will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee, IA. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee, IA, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

Phyllis Joan Parrott, the daughter of Melborn and Henrietta (Fegebank) Massmann, was born on October 21, 1937, in Paullina, IA. Her childhood years were spent on the farm in Paullina, where she attended school and graduated from Paullina High School in 1956. Following high school, Phyllis worked at the Red Door Café, and later a cook for the Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee, IA.

On January 18, 1958, Phyllis was united in marriage to Gerald Parrott. They resided in Cherokee, IA, where she worked at the Cherokee School District as a library assistant for many years.

Phyllis was an active member in several clubs and organizations, some of which included: T.T.T. Society, The Bloomers, Wa Tan Ye, and Fire Dolls. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, and especially reading. She was known for baking cakes for weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Cherokee Library Archives. She adored anything that had apples on them. Later in life, she spent hours knitting wash cloths while watching Iowa sports on TV. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she dearly loved. Many hours were spent playing card and board games with them.

On Tuesday, March 5, 2024, Phyllis passed away in Denver, IA, surrounded by her family at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Parrott, in 1996; parents, Melborn and Henrietta Massmann; brothers, Cliff and Chuck Massmann; mother and father-in-law, Freddie and Elma (Sauter) Parrott; sisters-in-law, Betty Lou Massmann, Nancy Massmann, Marjorie Massmann, and Jeannie Galvin; brothers-in-law, Donald Galvin, Ronald Henke, and Donald Parrott; and son-in-law, Dennis Kurtz.

She will lovingly be remembered by her children: LaDonna (Jake) Olson of Odebolt, IA, Lanny (Vicki) Parrott of Eagle Grove, IA, Larry (Lily) Parrott of Desert Hills, AZ, and Tricia Kurtz of Denver, IA; grandchildren, Shane (Jessica) Olson of Altoona, IA, Bree (Jason) Beers of Methuen, MA, Aaron (Janel)

Parrott of Eagle Grove, IA, Megan (AJ) Mason of Fort Dodge, IA, Molly Morris and fiancé Nick Weiss of Fort Dodge, IA, Andrew Parrott and his girlfriend, Kori Harris of Colorado Springs, CO, Madison (Jacob) Hohensee of Phoenix, AZ, Kalyn (Joe) Dahl of Jessup, IA, and Nick Kurtz of Denver, IA; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Addison and Annika Beers, London, and Sloane Parrott, Macey (fiancé Noah Carlson) and Myles Mason, Carsen and Brilee Morris, Abby, and Brayden Weiss, and Kye and Cade Dahl; sisters, Pearl Henke of Marcus, IA, Lynnette (Ron) Ross of Joplin, MO, and Betty Jean Massmann of Cherokee, IA; one brother, Donald Massmann of Widefield, CO; In-laws Dennis (Lois) Parrott of Osceola, IA, Nancy Parrott of Washta, IA, and other relatives and friends.

 

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Visitation

Sunday, March 10, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home - Cherokee

216 S. 2nd St., Cherokee, IA 51012

Visitation with family present will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee, IA.

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 11, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St Paul's United Methodist Church

531 W Main St, Cherokee, IA 51012

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2024, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, IA.

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Burial

Monday, March 11, 2024

11:45am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

5623 V Ave, Aurelia, IA 51005

Burial will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia, IA.

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