Phyllis Pauline Twitchell

May 21, 1925-June 14, 2024


Phyllis Pauline Twitchell, also known affectionately as Phy Phy and Grammy, passed away on June 14, 2024, in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 99.

She was born May 21, 1925, in Coloma, Indiana, in Parke County. Phyllis graduated from Rockville High School in 1943.

She married Robert Kenneth Twitchell on Aug. 11, 1943, in the Rockville Christian Church. While Ken was in the service, Phyllis went to beauty school in Terre Haute. After the war ended, Ken and Phyllis lived in Rockville before moving to Linden in 1952.

Phyllis had a beauty shop in her home, worked in the Linden school cafeteria and library. She also worked at the local I.G.A. and the Purdue Bursor office.

Phyllis was a dedicated member of the Linden United Methodist Church and the Rockville Christian Church. She was involved in various community organizations, including the Athens (Oriental) Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star (Past Matron, Former Grand Representative, Past Deputy, Past Grand Ruth), M.N.O. Extension Homemakers, “Good Times Bridge Club” and couples bridge club.

Phyllis is survived by daughter Lynette (Garry) Knowling; four grandchildren, Nathan (Desiree), Jared, Mackenzie and Brandon (Kim); seven great-grandchildren, Marissa, Hayden, Jackson, Alexandra, Olivia, Elaine and Beckett; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband Robert K. Twitchell; parents Homer and Olive (Weaver) Smiley; daughter Elaine (Will) Marr; and sisters, Rebecca (Dodd) Porter and Rachel (Zeke) Brading.

Viewing will be held 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home in Linden, with graveside rights to follow at Linden Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Linden Methodist Church or Purdue Research Foundation.

The Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home in Linden is caring for the Twitchell family.

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