Phyllis Jean (Hanson) Hart


Phyllis Jean (Hanson) Hart,84, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Stillwater on May 29, 2019. Celebration of life will be on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Dighton-Marler Chapel. Visitation will be 9AM to 8PM Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the funeral home. Family will greet guests from 6PM to 8PM.
Phyllis was born February 19, 1935 in McPherson, Kansas. She spent many wonderful years growing up there with her mother Clara Jansena (Hanson) Burgess, her grandparents, Maurice and Mabel Hanson and family.
She and Donald Leroy Petersen, Sr. were married in 1950. They were blessed with five children, Bonita, Cheryl, Donald, Jr., Mike, Joyce.
In 1977, she married Alfred Eugene Hart. Together the shared 19 years together. He preceded her in death in 1996. She worked 25 at OSU as a postal supervisor until her retirement in 1995.
Phyllis was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was very active and enjoyed participating in a sewing and luncheon club, recently named the Serenity Club, that met at St. Francis Catholic Church. In 2017 Phyllis was recognized as the oldest living member of the "Women of the Moose". Her family was very special to her. She also enjoyed camping, cross stitching, and collecting Jim Shores Angel figurines.
Survivors include her three daughters, Bonita Rhamy and husband Tommie of Huntington, AR., Cheryl Palladino and husband Guy of Stillwater, OK., and Joyce Altman and husband David of Perkins, OK.; one son, Mike Petersen of Stillwater, OK.; one daughter-in-law, Jeannie Petersen of Ripley, OK.; two brothers, Norman Burgess and wife Debbie of Inman, KS., and Dennis Burgess of McPherson, KS.; nine grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara (Hanson) Burgess; husband, Alfred Eugene Hart; brother, Maurice Burgess; son, Donald Leroy Petersen, Jr.
Published on May 31, 2019
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3 posts

Wanda watkins
Jun 05, 2019
So sorry to hear of Phyllis's passing.i enjoyed working with her for many years.
Betty Bright
Jun 01, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Sending thoughts and prayers to all.
Donna Wehr Cook
May 31, 2019
I worked at the OSU Post Office with Phyllis for a short time but when we saw each other by chance in town we could visit for hours on end. I’m so sorry to read of her death. Tho I hadn’t seen her in a long while she’ll always hold a special place in my memory and I send my heartfelt sympathy to all her family & friends who will miss her so much.