Phyllis Nora Clyman 94, passed away on May 4, 2020 in Nevada, Missouri, after a brief illness. She was born at Warminster, England on June 20, 1925, the daughter of Charles and Lily Morement. Phyllis met her future husband, Oscar F. Clyman, while he was serving as a GI in the U.S. Army during World War II in her hometown of Warminster, England. Oscar was discharged from the service on January 6, 1946. He returned to Warminster, England, to marry Phyllis on January 6, 1947. Their first child, a son, was born a year later on January 6, 1948, followed by a daughter.
They honeymooned at Niagara Falls, and then travelled to their farm southeast of Golden City, Missouri, where they engaged in a crop and livestock operation for 45 years. This farm was later designated a Missouri Century Farm. In addition to being a farm wife, Phyllis enjoyed playing piano for the Dudenville United Methodist Church, gardening, sewing, knitting, cooking, taking care of numerous pets, always sending encouraging cards and letters to family and friends, and maintaining a loving home.
Oscar and Phyllis moved to Nevada, Missouri in 1992 and became members of the Nevada First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years who passed away in 2000, son-in-law, John Stockdale, sisters-in-law, Audrey Yates and Lorene Wheat. Also, parents, Charles and Lily Morement, sister, Joyce Denning, and brother-in-law, George Denning all of England.
She is survived by a son, David (Glenda) Clyman of Nevada, Missouri, a daughter, Marilyn Stockdale of Sheldon, Missouri, two grandsons, Jeremy (Jennifer) Clyman of Grain Valley, Missouri, and Jason (Whittney) Stockdale of Oronogo, Missouri, one granddaughter, Julie Morgan of Pella, Iowa, five great-grandchildren, Ella and Colton Clyman, and Paige and Tyler Morgan, Emma Stockdale, as well as many nephews and nieces.
Graveside Services are planned for 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Dudenville Cemetery, south of Golden City, Missouri with the Dr. Kevin Daugherty officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Nevada or the American Diabetes Association.
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