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Phyllis May (Bowers) Keiper

July 29, 1927 ~ April 23, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

Phyllis May Keiper, 94, of Marshall passed away April 23, 2022. She was born on July 29, 1927, the eleventh of twelve children for Goldie Irene (Cooper) Bowers and Andrew (Fred) Bowers.

On April 20, 1946, after WWII ended, she married Paul R. Keiper of Marshall where they resided for the duration of their married lives.

Phyllis was a member of the Rice Creek Community Church and an active member in the community. She retired August 31, 2010, after working 33 years for Progressive Dynamics, where she made many friends.

Phyllis taught 4-H Leathercraft to children in the Rice Creek Community. In addition, her hobbies included gardening, which led to numerous awards at the Calhoun County Fair for her gladiolas, red potatoes, and canned vegetables; creating latch hook rugs that gave her great pleasure in giving to family and friends; putting jigsaw puzzles together and playing rummy. She and Paul enjoyed going to steam rodeos and flea markets together. Watching humming birds on hot summer days were some of her favorite times, along with watching westerns.

Phyllis is survived by her son, David and his wife Sandi Keiper of Davidson, NC; daughter, Sue Keiper of Marshall, MI; her grandchildren, Christa and husband David Morrison of Parker, CO and Jason and wife Becky Waggoner of Liberty, MO. Her great grandchildren, Donavon Morrison, Britney Morrison, Dillon Morrison, Dalton Morrison, Jaxon Waggoner, and Jenson Waggoner; four great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pansy Bramble and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul of fifty-eight years, her parents and eleven brothers and sisters.

Services have been entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068 where visitation will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00AM and the Celebration of Life service will begin at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Steve VanSlyke and Dave Ousley officiating. A graveside service will follow at Rice Creek Cemetery, L Dr N, Marshall, MI 49068. Donations may be made to Rice Creek Community Church, 23906 L Drive N., Marshall, MI  49068 https://www.ricecreekcommunitychurch.org or Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Chapter https://www.alz.org/mglc

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 11, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US Hwy 27 N
Marshall, MI 49068
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Celebration of Life
Saturday
June 11, 2022

11:00 AM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US Hwy 27 N
Marshall, MI 49068
Guaranteed delivery before the Celebration of Life begins

Graveside Service
Saturday
June 11, 2022

12:15 PM
Rice Creek Cemetery, Lee Township, Michigan
Guaranteed delivery before the Graveside Service begins

Donations

Rice Creek Community Church
23906 L Drive North, Marshall MI 49068
Tel: 1-269-781-6206
Web: https://www.ricecreekcommunitychurch.org

Alzheimers Association Michigan Chapter
200 Turwill Lane, Suite 6, Kalamazoo MI 49006
Web: https://www.alz.org/mglc

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