Phyllis Carlson
Phyllis Lee Carlson, 77, of Gardner, KS, passed away September 5, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center.
Phyllis was born August 14, 1937 in Mattoon, Ill. to James Wesley and Rosa Nelle (Cowger) Ayers. She was a 1955 graduate of Mattoon High School. She moved with her family to Kansas in 1971. Phyllis worked in the office of Cramer Products for many years as a receptionist and clerk. On June 17, 1983 Phyllis married Millard Alfred Carlson. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Phyllis enjoyed crafting, shopping, and bowling with her friends. Phyllis loved “wintering” in Florida with Millard. She was a marvelous cook who enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Phyllis will be dearly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her parents and first husband Gary Clifton. Phyllis is survived by her husband Millard, of the home; daughter Kelly Byfield and husband Richard of Edgerton, Kan; son Lincoln “Link” Clifton and wife Bonnie of Oklahoma City, Okla; step daughters Stephanie Rosenbaum and husband Mickey of Littleton, Colo. and Patricia Maggio and husband Vincent of Miami, Fla; grandchildren Jenna Locke, Cassandra Byfield, Ross Clifton, Camille Clifton, and Isabella Clifton; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held at 2:30 pm, September 9, 2014 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS 913-856-7111. Burial followed at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation was held at 1:00 pm, also at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be given to the Children’s Miracle Network. Condolences may be left at