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Phyllis O. Adams

November 21, 1948 — September 13, 2023

Phyllis Opal Adams, age 74, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on September 13, 2023, at her home surrounded by family and loved ones.

She was born on November 21, 1948, in Garnett, Kansas, the youngest child of Benjamin Franklin and Opal Lucille (Long) Parks. Phyllis attended grade school in Mont Ida, attended her freshman year at Westphalia, and completed her last years at Garnett High School, graduating with the Class of 1966.

Phyllis was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Roger Noel Adams on June 12, 1966, at the First Christian Church in Garnett, Kansas. This union was blessed with two children, Rodney Neal and Brenda Jenelle, and were happily married for 57 years.

Phyllis' very first volunteer job was a Candy Striper at the Garnett Hospital. She also worked alongside her parents at the Garnett Roller Rink they built in 1969. With her heart of gold and love of caring for people, she graduated from Neosho County Community College in 1991, and received her license as a Registered Nurse. She worked at Ransom Memorial Hospital for over 20 years as a Surgical Nurse. She also worked at Allen County Regional Hospital and Golden Heights. "Nanny" was well known for her kind spirit and cheerful personality. She could put a smile on anyone's face and knew no stranger. She loved to read books and play board games with her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, ceramics, and loved to cook for her family and friends. She also enjoyed art museums, collecting teapots and crosses, and was a devout member of the First Christian Church.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Benny and Opal, and grandson, Anthony Ryan Adams.

She is survived by her husband Roger Adams, of the home; children, Rodney Adams of Emporia, Brenda Jenelle Klehammer and husband Christopher of Garnett; siblings, Margaret Snyder of Arkansas, Ralph Parks and wife Linda of Welda; grandchildren, Cody Mundell and wife Natasha, Joshua Mundell, Jonathan Adams, Aailynnia "Lena" Snow and husband Levi, Laura Brandt (of Denmark), Kaitlin and Kara Klehammer; great-grandchildren, Camryn, Colton, Brayden, Case, Colby, Jackson, Mickayla, Carter, and Bryntlee; honorary grandchildren Alex Ring, Jeb Bryan, and Joey Owens.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at the First Christian Church in Garnett. Burial will follow at the Garnett Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday evening at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett. Memorial contributions can be made to W.I.N.G.S. or to Phyllis Adams Memorial Fund and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with Family Present

Monday, September 18, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

First Christian Church - Garnett

200 South Walnut Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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