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Phyllis Jean Irwin "Babe", 79, died February 20, 2017in Stillwater, OK. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Ok. Interment will take place in Sac City, Iowa. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis was born to Gerald Joy and Winnie Mae on June 22, 1937 in McGehee, Arkansas.

Phyllis was married to Craig Wallace Irwin on August 18, 1956. Together they had 5 daughters. After getting her rolling stone husband to settle long enough to complete school she became a Labor and Delivery Nurse at the age of 50. After she retired Phyllis volunteered at Stillwater Medical Center. She was an avid reader and loved gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Jerry Joy; Great-grandchild, Owen Jackson Lett..

She is survived by five daughters, Teresa Joy Mott of Stillwater, Bobbi Sue Irwin of Denver, Lynda Kay Maynard of Murphy, Tx., Erin Ann Jobe of Van Alstyne, Tx., Laura Lee O'Hara of Littleton, Co.; one brother, Ted Joy of Jackson, Ms.; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grand children.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
Published on  February 22, 2017
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