PHYLLIS YVONNE (Johnson) GREEN
Phyllis Yvonne (Johnson) Green was born May 17, 1934 in Kansas City, Kansas and departed this life on March 31, 2023 at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home in Belton, Missouri, surrounded by the love of her family, at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 17 days.
She was the daughter of Willard M. and Winnie J. (Eastland) Johnson.
Phyllis spent her younger years, on her parent’s dairy farm, in Cleveland, Missouri. She graduated from Cleveland High School in 1953 where she excelled in basketball, was on the debate team and belonged to 4-H.
On May 17, 1952, Phyllis was united in marriage with Leo E. Green in Belton, Missouri and they made their home in Cleveland, Missouri. After her marriage, Phyllis became a full-time homemaker and raised 5 children. She was an excellent seamstress and made most of her children’s clothing. She became a 4-H Leader and taught several generations of children how to sew and cook.
After her children were in school, Phyllis worked for a brief time as a waitress before embarking on her 30 plus year career with the Solo Cup Company. Phyllis was a “people person” making many dear friends over the years with her outgoing personality, her sense of humor and genuine concern and love for those she encountered.
Phyllis was an active member of the Cleveland Baptist Church where she taught Bible School, belonged to the women’s church group and was well known for her peanut butter sheet cake, cinnamon rolls and other delicacies she would make for church functions. Phyllis was a cake designer and decorator and, over the years, made many wedding, anniversary and birthday cakes for friends and family. For several years, Phyllis worked on the election board in West Line, Missouri.
In her spare time, Phyllis loved to garden, sew, embroidery, working jig-saw and word search puzzles, and collect bedside and miniature oil lamps. Phyllis had a doll house she dearly loved and enjoyed designing and decorating it.
Phyllis was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She took great pride in her family and their accomplishments.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Leo E. Green; her parents, Willard and Winnie Johnson; her brother, William V. Johnson; her sister, Leona “Pat” Wright and one great-grandchild.
She is survived by her son, Mark Green and wife Marguerite of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; four daughters, Vickie Thomas of Cleveland, Missouri, Gail Pease and husband Mike of Kansas City, Missouri, Lorie Clark and husband Kenneth of Cleveland, Missouri and Cynthia Stacks and husband Dan of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Tracy Cincola (Chris) of Greenwood, Missouri, Timothy Thomas of Cleveland, Missouri, Shawn Coleman (Crystal) of Bay Minette, Alabama, Michael Shockley of Belton, Missouri, Nicholas Green (Alicia) of Harrisonville, Missouri, Kathleen Armstrong (Jeremy) of Blue Springs, Missouri, Jonathan Stacks (Taylor) of Shawnee, Kansas and Matthew Stacks (Bailey) of Overland Park, Kansas; eight great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
The family of Phyllis Yvonne (Johnson) Green will receive friends from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2023 at the Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake Street, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Funeral Service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. with Brother Henry Green Officiating. Casket Bearers will be Timothy Thomas, Shawn Coleman, Nicholas Green, Michael Shockley, Jonathan Stacks, Matthew Stacks and Taylor Sullivan. Interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 9501 159th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66221. Contributions are suggested to St. Croix Hospice, Beautiful Savior Nursing Home or American Heart Association.
Such a beautiful legacy and what a loving gift and blessing her memory will always be. Thank you for sharing her with us. Wishing your entire family peace, comfort, and Light.
Sorry for your loss sending my condolences to you and the family
i enyoed my visits with your mother, She always positive about kind friends and family.and a joy to be around., my mother and i took many trips to visit her, untill our health faultered and covid hit. Slowing down our visits.. god bless you vickie and your family, may you find peace and comfort during during difficult time
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