Phyllis Anne Lake, 93, of Liberty, formerly of the Everton community for many years, went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday afternoon, April 28, 2021.

She was born July 20, 1927 in Winchester, Indiana, one of five children of Emerson and Vivian Reece Gulley, and she was a graduate of Everton High School.

On October 27, 1945, she was married to Charles Ellis Lake, who passed December 30, 1980.

During her life, Phyllis was employed at Newberry’s, Rex Manufacturing, Cecil Isaacs Accounting, and Philco-Ford. Later, she worked at Herdrich Petroleum for thirteen years.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, as well as a faithful friend. She was also extremely devoted to her community.

Phyllis was a member of the Everton United Methodist Church where she served as church secretary and sang in the church choir. She was also a member of the board and treasurer for the Everton Cemetery Association. She and her husband spent many years active in the Lion’s Club, and in her retirement she enjoyed working the election polls.

Survivors include three daughters, Dianne (Gerald) Smith of Hoover, Alabama, Julie (Charles) Loucks of Carmel, Indiana, and Amy (Stephen) Mathews of Liberty, Indiana; seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Patsy Morris of Connersville; a brother, Terrell (Diana) Gulley of Plainfield, Indiana; a brother-in-law, Norman Hapner of Connersville; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Kellett of Shallotte, North Carolina.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ellis Lake, her parents, and two sisters, Joy Hapner and Iris Fuller.

Friends may visit from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. the same day with Reverend Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Everton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis’ memory to the Everton Cemetery Association.
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