Graveside Services: Will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Greenfield Cemetery. Pastor David Kincaide will officiate the service. The Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of the professional arrangements.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.
Phyllis Jean Piper went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 29, 2015 at State Center Nursing and Rehab Center in State Center, Iowa at the age of 83. Phyllis was born on February 17, 1932 the daughter of James Blaine and Erma Grace (McQuillen) Donnellan in Greenfield, Iowa.
Phyllis grew up in Greenfield and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1950. She was married on January 21, 1951, to Robert L. Piper (Bob) – now deceased. Phyllis and Bob had three children, Nickala Nelson (Dale) of State Center, Iowa; Tamara Lasley (Bruce) of Dallas, Texas; and Richard Piper (Diane Scott) of Greenfield, Iowa. Phyllis and Bob moved from Greenfield and raised their family in Albany, Oregon; Bellevue, Washington; and Houston, Texas.
Phyllis lived in Urbandale, Iowa from 1989 to 2007 where she worked in retail management at Pace and at Dahl’s Deli. She lived in State Center, Iowa from 2007 to 2015 with her daughter Nickala (Dale). Phyllis loved flower gardening, bird watching, sewing, knitting, scrap booking, movies and spending winters in Texas with her daughter Tamara (Bruce). She also loved visits to Greenfield to spend time with her son Richard (Diane); her sister Dorothy May; her sister-in-law Norma Donnellan; and her nieces and nephews.
Phyllis is survived by sister-in-laws Norma Donnellan of Greenfield, Iowa and Pat Donnellan of Santa Cruz, California; by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dutch and Darlene Piper of Bellevue, Washington; by her children and their spouses; grandchildren Moriah Kouba (Nathan Varner) and Kai Kouba (Hayley); by her great grandchildren Claire and Cameron Kouba; by her numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents James and Erma; siblings Dorothy May (Paul); Robert Donnellan; Howard Donnellan; Harold Donnellan; Cornelia (Don); June Richards (Ron).