Phyllis McCollom, 1924 – 2017

Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Central Christian Church in Jefferson for Phyllis Lavone McCollom, 92, of Jefferson.

The Rev Sheldon Henderson, pastor of the church, offered words of comfort. Danille Curtis was soloist and pianist.

Casket bearers were Terry McCollom, Rick McCollom, Duane Mosher, Mark Cranston and Brett Cranston. Interment was at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery.

Phyllis Lavonne McCollom was born Dec. 18, 1924, at Churdan. She was the daughter of John Oliver Frazier and Myrtle Strain Frazier. Phyllis graduated from Churdan High School in 1940. Following graduation, she worked for Doerr Drug in Boone for a year.

Phyllis was a member of the Central Christian Church in Jefferson. She lived in the Jefferson area for most of her life. In her early working career, Phyllis took the Civil Service training course. She worked for a time in Civil Service in Dayton, OH, in the mid-1940s.

Phyllis married Art McCollom in September of 1946. They were the parents of three children: Michael, Kerry and Tamara. Phyllis was a bookkeeper at her husband’s meat locker in Jefferson. In the 1950s, Phyllis worked for the telephone company. Then for many years, she was a grocery clerk at G & M Foods in Jefferson.

Phyllis liked to bowl and she belonged to a bowling league. There were several years throughout their marriage when Phyllis and Art enjoyed camping. Phyllis was a devoted mother to her children.

Phyllis McCollom died Aug. 29, 2017, at the Regency Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Jefferson. She was 92 years of age.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; husband Arthur McCollom; children Michael McCollom, Kerry McCollom and Tamara Calvert; and sisters Mildred Swanson, Lyla Hulbert, and Lucille Mosher.

Survivors include her son-in-law LeRoy Calvert of Paton; sister LaBerta Hoyle, formerly of Jefferson, now of Utah; and brother-in-law Harold Hoyle of Jefferson; a step-grandchild; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

The family was assisted by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson.

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