Phyllis Epperson


Phyllis A. Epperson, 84, of Columbus, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Four Seasons Healthcare.

Before retirement, she was an IPS school teacher and taught at School No. 34 for 37 years. Phyllis graduated from Butler University with a Master’s Degree.

She was a member of Hope Moravian Church. She attended all of the Moravian music festivals, which were held at different locations across the U.S. A dedicated Moravian, she loved the history of the church and made an effort to attend services at all the Moravian churches in the U.S.

Phyllis enjoyed collecting stamps and coins. She played violin and was in a violin trio in her younger years. After retirement, she started playing trombone in the New Horizons Band in Indianapolis and in the Hope Moravian Church band.

Born on January 28, 1932, Phyllis was the daughter of Floyd B. and Beulah N. Swartz Epperson.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Carolyn A. Epperson of Columbus; nephews, David L. Epperson and Steven L. Epperson, both of Columbus; niece, Lisa A. Epperson of Columbus; great-nephew, Kristofer S. Epperson of Columbus; great-niece, Kara K. (Justin) Perkins of Columbus; great-great-nephew, Zadrian A. Perkins of Columbus; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Howard L. Epperson; uncles, William Epperson and George Swartz; aunts, Mary Epperson Kaster and Ellen Jeanette Swartz.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hope Moravian Church with Pastor Andy Kilps officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Moravian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hope Moravian Cemetery Perpetual Fund or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Arrangements were made by Norman Funeral Home at Hope.

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