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Allen, Phyllis Elaine (Mallum) Briggs Gearhart (1933 - 2023)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 3/19/2023 at 14:25:43

Name of deceased: Phyllis Elaine Briggs Gearhart (nee Mallum)

Aged: 89 yrs, 7 months

Residence: Elm Crest Retirement Community, Harlan, IA

Born: June 23, 1933; rural Soldier, Monona County, IA

Died: Jan. 23, 2023; Elm Crest Retirement Community, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Monday, Jan. 30, 2023; Pauley Jones Funeral Home, Harlan, IA; burial was in the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, IA

Survived by: Children, James Briggs (partner, Keith Dreckman) of Carroll, IA, Annette (spouse, Randy) Madsen of Kimballton, IA, Jennifer (spouse, Dan) Rihner of Irwin, IA, and Alison Gearhart of Harlan, IA; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Sever and Beulah Mallum; husbands, Lonnie Briggs, Lynn Gearhart, and John Allen; brothers, Floyd and Loren Mallum; sister, Marilyn Lybarger; grandson, Donovan Briggs

Education: Graduated from Persia (IA) High School, Class of 1952

Religious affiliation: no information provided

Military service: n/a

Marriages: (1) Lonnie Briggs; 1954; location not provided (2) Lynn Gearhart; 1967; location not provided (3) John Allen; 1989; location not provided

Employment: Elaine was employed at various places over the years, including Booth Enterprises, the Maid Rite, CDS, and Reds Café

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed sewing, canning, woodworking, gardening, fishing, and birdwatching

Sources: harlanonline.com; knodfm.com; pauleyjones.com


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