Phyllis Larrison


Phyllis Larrison passed on August 12, 2017, and went to be with her parents and two of her children.

She was born Phyllis June Fulp to Norton Perry Fulp and Mildred Romine Fulp on March 24, 1936, in Columbus, Indiana, and was raised there with her sister Cynthia Diana. The family attended the First Baptist Church in Columbus.

Phyllis married Omer Ray Larrison in October 1956 and they had five children between 1958 and 1968. Phyllis worked in the home for several years while the children were young. She ultimately retired from the accounting department of Inland Container Corporation.

Phyllis was caregiver to her parents before they both passed. In more recent years, Phyllis helped a number of friends who had health and mobility issues.

She is survived by her younger sister, Cynthia Diana (Curt) McCreary; her daughters, Michele (Gene) Gardner, Roxanne Larrison, and Lisa Larrison Wagenfuehr; grandchildren, Melissa (Shane) Davis, Ashley Nicole Gardner, Amber (Jason) Jackson, Christopher Ray Larrison, and Jacob Norton Larrison; great-grandchildren, Ryan Michael Davis, Liam Scott Davis, and Owen Matthew Jackson; nieces, Sherri Lyn Thompson, Tamara Diane (Jim) Tucker, Robin Louise (Chris) Quagliesi, Candyce June (Trey) Luken, and Debbi Ann (Ryan) Kelly; nephew, Curtis J. McCreary; first cousins, Robert Fulp (Barbara), Karen Weesner, Jolinda Kinney, Keith Fulp, Kenny Bryant (Linda); former daughter-in-law, Rebecca (Jeremy) Lunsford. She also held a special place in her heart for her good friend, Wilbur Shortridge.

Phyllis lost one child, Cathleen Nicole, 3 1/2, and lost another child, Scott Norton Larrison, at 34. She was also predeceased by her infant sister Mary Carol Fulp; her parents, Norton Perry Fulp and Mildred Romine Fulp; uncle, Robert Fulp (Christine); aunts, Nellie Haislup (Gerald), Florence Stapp (John), and Helen Gary (Ed); former husband, Omer Larrison; and a number of other close relatives and friends.

Phyllis was very sociable. She loved people and had a talent for numbers and financial matters. During her life she volunteered for the Little Red Door. Phyllis taught classes at Marian College for students with dyslexia while her son, Scott, attended class taught by another parent. She was also a supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Arthritis Foundation, and the American Lung Association. We are grateful she is now at peace.

A remembrance with family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, beginning at 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at the Hathaway-Myers Chapel, 1022 Pearl Street, in Columbus, Indiana. A private burial for family will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Hathaway-Myers Chapel is serving the Larrison family.