Phyllis M. (Woodring) Vinyard

Born: Tue., Jun. 6, 1939
Died: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
Location: Kane Cemetery


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Phyllis Mae (Woodring) Vinyard, age 79, went to be with Jesus on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Thomas H. Boyd Hospital in Carrollton, IL.  She was born on June 6, 1939 in Kane, IL to Odie and Francis Estes Woodring.  She married the love of her life, Donald L. Vinyard, Sr. on April 23, 1956 in White Hall, IL and he preceded her in death on December 31, 2014.

Phyllis attended a school for the deaf in Champaign, IL, where she graduated from.  She met Donald  in Kane while he was playing baseball and she knew right away she was going to marry him.  They had their first date on Valentine’s Day in 1956, and were married two months later.  Phyllis was a stay at home mother, raising four children.  She loved to cook for her family, and they all loved her homemade noodles and chili the most.  She also enjoyed mowing her yard and tending to her flowers.  Dollar Tree was her favorite store to shop at.  Phyllis collected porcelain dolls, and always had a Ziploc bag full of family pictures in her purse to show off to anyone she met.  She loved Jesus and you would always hear her saying, “I love you Jesus; always have, always will.” Phyllis was a very loving, giving, and innocent woman, who was very proud of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.  

She is survived by four children, Donna Klusman of Hannibal, MO, Donald (Kathy) Vinyard, Jr. of Manchester, IL, Bonnie (Clark) Barber of Winchester, IL, and Angela (Rodney) Havens of Manchester, IL; thirteen grandchildren, Jerry (Melissa Cox) Pinkerton, Lance Pinkerton, Ryan Pinkerton, Justin (Krystina) Vinyard, Lloyd Vinyard, Ashley Vinyard, Rick (Monica) Barber, Ross (Betty Kinsey) Barber, Rachel Barber, Emily (TJ King) Johnson, Kate (Caleb Wankel) Havens, Emily Vinyard, and Abby Havens; six great grandchildren; a brother, Sam (Judy) Woodring of Medora, IL; two sisters, Gwen Calvert and Barbara (Bob) Cain, both of Jerseyville, IL; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Donald L. Vinyard, Sr.; her parents; a son-in-law, Lowell Klusman; and one brother, two sisters, a niece and a nephew.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Kane Cemetery in Kane, IL.  No visitation will be held.  Memorials are suggested to Thomas H. Boyd Hospital in Carrollton, IL or to White Hall Nursing Home Memory Unit.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home in handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Phyllis's memory to the following organizations:

Thomas H. Boyd Hospital
Carrollton, IL

White Hall Nursing Home Memory Unit
White Hall, IL

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Steven (Buck) and Dianna Blackketter
   Posted Sun October 21, 2018
Clark and Bonnie and all Phyllis' family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

Tammy
   Posted Sun October 21, 2018
I am so sorry so hear of your Mom's passing. My deepest condolences to you my long time friend and to your siblings, LYLAS always Tammy

Sacramenta Landrum
   Posted Mon October 22, 2018
To the Vinyard family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Phyllis. Very soon Jesus Christ will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5 jw.org 🌹.

I. Keyes
   Posted Wed October 24, 2018
Donna, Donald I am sorry for your loss. Nothing can prepare us for grief we experience when we lose someone dear to our heart. Your tears don’t go unnoticed by God. God has promise to wipe away our tears, as well as sickness, pain, and death in the future. (Revelation 21:3,4). For free encouraging scriptures please visit: jw.org. We all look forward to welcome our love ones back to the earth Psalms 37:29. Please accept my condolence at this difficult time.

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