April 8 1940 January 19 2020
Phyllis Mae (Rainey) Sturgis, 79, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 19th, 2020. Born in Martin County, Indiana on April 8, 1940 to the late Rufo and Eva (Lindsey) Rainey. Phyllis married Richard Sturgis on March 22, 1959. Phyllis retired from Bloomington Hospital after working many years in Environmental Services. She loved her job and was always willing to go above and beyond to help others. Phyllis also loved children and was everyone’s favorite babysitter. Phyllis attended Grace Baptist Temple and had a strong faith and generous spirit. She loved spending time with her family, cooking, and sharing stories of her life’s adventures with her grandchildren. She taught her family to live life and love fully. She will be greatly missed. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, parents Rufo and Eva Rainey, brothers Ralph Baker (Lillian), Bill Rainey (Linda), sisters Mildred Sipes (Kenneth), Marie Goodman, Sue Ellen Rainey, mother and father in-law Frank and Gertrude Sturgis and brother in-laws Victor Hood and Junior Jones. She is survived by her children Donna Camp (Kenny), Richard Lee Sturgis, Melissa Lang (Tom), David Sturgis (Tonya), Evelyn “Jeannie” Sturgis-Reed (Buck). Grandchildren Bryan Camp (Kayla), Samantha White (Kyle), Jessica and Zachary Higgins, Chelsea and Brooke Reed, Avery and Jackson Sturgis, Alexis (Chris) Clyne. Great grandchildren Weston White and Callen Clyne. Sisters Della Jones, Betty Jo Hood and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37 from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday, January 23. Phyllis’s Funeral Service will be held at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory at 11:00am on Friday, January 24th. Burial will take place at Valhalla Memory Garden immediately following the service. Memorial contributions can be made to Sweet Owen Industries ARC at www.sweetowenarc.org/ to honor her son, Ricky. Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Phyllis Mae Sturgis please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Phyllis Mae Sturgis April 8 1940 January 19 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Bloomington, state: Indiana