Funeral services for Phyllis Myrtle Deatherage Wild, 83, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 9, 2016 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wild passed away at 9:35 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2016 at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born July 10, 1932, at Moody, Missouri, to Robert “Bob” Robinson and Bertha Ellen Broyles Robinson. She graduated from Bakersfield High School with the Class of 1949. On February 21, 1950, she was married at Sturkie, Arkansas, to William Virgil Deatherage, who preceded her in death on July 2, 1998. In 1999, she was married to Franklin “Frank” Ottie Wild, who preceded her in death on July 30, 2007. Mrs. Wild worked at Montgomery Ward in Kansas City, was the owner and operator of Leota Store and Marathon Electric, now known as Regal, before her retirement. She enjoyed embroidery and quilting; making many quilts for families that lost their homes to fire. Phyllis, along with Jackie Broyles started the “Broyles Family Reunion” in 1981; she had served as Treasurer for the Free Union Cemetery and Moody Community Association. She was known as Granny Phyllis or Aunt Phyllis to many. Mrs. Wild was a member of the Church of Christ, and had attended Free Union, Central, Curry Street and Moody Churches of Christ.
She is survived by one daughter, Dianna Feller and husband, Mike, West Plains, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Shauntai Camron, Willie Harris and wife, Christy, Adam Harris, Kay Lynn Kramer and husband, Matt, Tina Flanagan and husband, Patrick, Bob Feller and wife, Kari and Sheila Spencer and husband, Mike; six great-grandchildren, Austin, Baylee, Logan, Hadley, Khloe and Lincoln; several step-great-grandchildren that loved her dearly; one sister, Mary Perry and husband, Louis, West Plains, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Mary Robinson, Springfield, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husbands, two sons, Randall Eugene Deatherage and Calvin Rex Deatherage, one sister, Beulah and three brothers, Dale, Dane and Charley, precede her in death.
Mrs. Wild will lie in state from 10:00 a.m., Friday, until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Free Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to West Vue Nursing Center’s Memory Care Unit for activities and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.