Phyllis J. Lancaster, 84, died Monday, January 28, 2019 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. She was born June 4, 1934 in Dighton, Kansas the daughter of Serrell Douglas & Opal Ruth (Stine) Beamer.
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Phyllis grew up in Dighton where she was raised by her aunt, Addie Reed. She attended Dighton schools. On May 9, 1950, she married Charles G. “Charlie” Lancaster in Raton, New Mexico. They lived in Garden City and later moved to Ulysses, Kansas. Phyllis later moved back to Garden City in 1989 after the death of her husband. A homemaker, Phyllis was a member of the Eagle’s Auxiliary, Moose Lodge Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Phyllis enjoyed playing Bingo, cooking, reading, going to the casino, and she especially loved to spend time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include a son Dean (Barbara) Lancaster of Sterling, Kansas; four daughters Peggy Palmer of Garden City, Pamela (Michael) Komlofske of Garden City, Sherri (Mark) McMillan of Garden City, & Terri Caldwell of Garden City; a sister Paquita Couch of Denver, Colorado; a brother Loren Doyle Beamer of Clayton, New Mexico; 9 Grandchildren; 28 Great-Grandchildren; and 1 Great Great-Grandchild. Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband Charlie who died on April 12, 1988. She is also preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers Bob Stine and Darell Beamer; a sister Armella Bieker; and a Great-Grandson.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. to service time Thursday all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. The family suggests memorials given to the Finney County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.