Phyllis Ann Lancaster of Joplin, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born Monday, August 9, 1943 at Ashley, Illinois to John and Gladys (nee Reynolds) Chandler and passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the age of 75 years.
Phyllis married Charles Lavern Lancaster on December 31, 1962 in Overland, Missouri.
Phyllis retired in 2012 after 35 years of driving a school bus for Special Needs Children in St. Clair, Union and Washington School Districts.
Phyllis enjoyed reading, bowling, fishing, farming, putting together picture albums and doing crafts. Her crafts were made for many family members and friends. Phyllis was known for her baking, especially her Christmas cookies, black bottom cupcakes, gooey butter cake, oatmeal cake and her easy cobbler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gladys Chandler; husband, Charles Lavern Lancaster; two sisters, Arlette Chandler, Joyce and husband Gus Compton; and two brothers, Bill Chandler and Lloyd Chandler.
She is survived by her children, Duane Lancaster and Sherry Dean of Bourbon, Missouri, John (Cheryl) Lancaster of Willard, Missouri, Scheryl (Robert) Barringer of Joplin, Missouri, Charles Jr. (Christy) Lancaster of Owensville, Missouri and Leroy (Teresa) Lancaster of St. Clair, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, Jonathon, Justin, Amber, Brittany, Kelsey and husband James, Jordan and husband David, Austin, Taylor, Christopher and wife Brooke, Emilie and Sarah; great grandchildren, Maddalyn, Owen, Evelyn, Levi, Blaine, Grayson and Kacie; one brother, Ron (Fran) Chandler of Bridgeton, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Joyce Ann Chandler of O’Fallon, Missouri, Dwan Chandler of Springdale, Arkansas, Frances (Duard) Brown of Ozark, Missouri; brother-in-law, Leroy Lancaster of Ozark, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Living Word Church in Leasburg, Missouri.
Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Living Word Church in Leasburg, Missouri with Pastor Dan Morrison officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.