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Phyllis A. Gavin

Dec. 23, 1929 - Jun. 1, 2017

Clay Center, NE resident, Phyllis A. Gavin, 87, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at The Harvard House in Harvard, NE.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 5, 2017, at the Clay Center Christian Church in Clay Center, NE with Pastor Nathan Brands officiating. Private family Inurnment will be at the Clay Center Cemetery. Honoring her wish to be cremated, there will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Clay Center Christian Church Youth Ministry.

Phyllis was born December 23, 1929, to Charles and Della (Hoyt) Fate in Fairfield Nebraska. Phyllis attended Cincinnati Bible College. She married William D Gavin in 1950. After a brief stay in Cincinnati, OH they moved to Clay Center, NE where they raised their 4 children. While raising her children she sold Fuller Brush products, she also was employed at Martin Luther Homes, Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital and Clay Center Market. Then she retired and volunteered at the Clay Center Christian Church Little Blessings Daycare/Preschool. Because of her love for children she also volunteered at Renee’s Childcare.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Lewellyn of Madison, WI; sons, Chuck (Dee) Gavin of Shawnee, KS; Mike (Tiz) Gavin of Normanville, Australia; Jim (Renee) Gavin of Clay Center, NE; sister, Neva (Ernest) Faber of Minburn, IA; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Gavin; an infant son; two brothers; two sisters; and one granddaughter, Angela Weiskamp.


Jun. 2, 2017
Denise Carroll

So sorry for your loss. I loved Phyllis. Had the pleasure of attending several Bible studies with her and church. I was so glad to get to know her that way. She will certainly be missed! Thank goodness our memories stay with us!

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