Obituary for Dr. Phyllis Bowman Conklin Dr. Phyllis Maxine Bowman Conklin, age 83, of Farragut, TN, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. Phyllis was a member of West Hills Baptist Church of Knoxville. Dr. Conklin was born June 28, 1935 in Sweetwater, TN. She attended Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN, graduating with a BS degree in 1957. She attained an MS from the Ohio University, Athens, OH, in 1967; and her PhD in Food Science from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1983. During her career she served as the President of the Iowa State Home Economics Association. She retired in 1997 from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, after 29 years of teaching in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Dr. Conklin’s passion was for the science of nutrition, cooking, and the education of her students. Phyllis enjoyed traveling and was known for her hospitality, especially hosting and feeding many of her husband’s Collegiate Debate teams. She was known for her kind heart, her generosity, and was beloved as a devoted mother and wife. She was preceded in death by her husband R. Forrest Conklin, parents: Lester Earl Bowman and Gladys Montooth Bowman, father-in-law and mother-in-law: Royal Forrest and Monte Lee Sneed Conklin. Survivors include son: Chris Conklin (Allison Sheridan), of Cedar Falls, IA, aunt: Doris Montooth, Sweetwater, TN, and nieces, nephews, students, and special friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday September 8, 2018 at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, TN, beginning at Noon. Funeral services will begin at 2:00P.M. in Kyker’s Chapel with Rev. Jack Pennington officiating. Interment to follow in the Sweetwater Memorial Gardens. In lieu of memorials, please direct gifts to The Stray Connection, Knoxville, TN. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dr. Phyllis Bowman Conklin please visit our Sympathy Store. Upcoming Events Visitation © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions SEP 8. 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM Kyker Funeral Homes – Sweetwater P.O. Box 309 113 W North St Sweetwater, TN, US, 37874 www.kykerfuneralhomes.com/ Order Flowers for the Visitation Guaranteed delivery before Phyllis ‘s Visitation begins. Funeral service © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions SEP 8. 02:00 PM Kyker Funeral Homes – Sweetwater P.O. Box 309 113 W North St Sweetwater, TN, US, 37874 www.kykerfuneralhomes.com/ Order Flowers for the Funeral service Guaranteed delivery before Phyllis ‘s Funeral service begins. Cemetery Details Sweetwater Memorial Park 1838 Hwy 11 N Sweetwater, TN, 37874 © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions
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