Phyllis Jean Rhead age 81, of Ames died Thursday, Oct. 20 at Israel family Hospice House in Ames. A gathering of friends and family will be 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care in Ames with an 11:00 a.m. Monday, Oct 24, Celebration of her life memorial service at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames with burial at Ames Municipal Cemetery.
Phyllis was born March 15, 1930 in Little Falls, Minn. the daughter of Axel and Esther Carlson. She graduated from the Bethesda Hospital of Nursing with her RN in St. Paul, Minn. She married Donald Rhead on May 30, 1952 in Freedhem, Minn. and they moved to Riverside, Calif where she worked as a Registered Nurse for a Dr. of Ophthalmology. The couple moved to Ames in 1964 to be closer to family. She joined Northcrest Retirement Community as a RN and worked there for many years.
She volunteered at Bethesda Lutheran Church on Wednesday mornings for several years. She enjoyed a good hand of Bridge and was involved with several Bridge Clubs in Ames. Her family and friends will miss her laughter and smile.
Phyllis is survived by husband Donald of Ames, her children, Gregory (Cheryl) Rhead of Humboldt, Janice Marie (Larry) Nordeen and Karla (Joe) Burgart all of Urbandale, six grandsons, Scott (Sheena) and Alex (Jill) Rhead, Ryan and Jacob Nordeen and Ronald and Andrew Burgart.
Online condolences may be sent to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
Rest in peace in the Lord's care.
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