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Phyllis Waymire

January 1, 1934 — November 6, 2021

La Porte

Phyllis Waymire

Phyllis M.Waymire

February 1, 1934-November 6, 2021

Phyllis M.Waymire, 87, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021 at her daughter's home in Lake Station, IN.

She was born February 1, 1934 in Fargo, North Dakota, the daughter of Russel Pownell and Gertrude (Spies) Pownell.

A resident of the area since 1955, Phyllis moved here from North Dakota.  She was a Process Inspector for Howmet, retiring after 35 years in 1997.  On February 28, 1989, Phyllis married Herschel Waymire, who preceded her is death on Aug. 19, 2002.  She was a member of the Mill Creek Baptist Church, The American Legion Auxiliary in Fish Lake, the VFW Auxiliary in North Liberty and the La Porte Moose. Phyllis amassed a huge collection of 3000 cookbooks, enjoyed going to the Senior Center to exercise, tending to her yard and rose bushes and listening to music.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Goodman of Lake Station, IN, Sheryl Tabor of Evansville, IN; two sons, Steven Mead of Knox, IN, Garry (Lou Ann) Waymire of Lady Lake, FL; grandchildren, Jason, Jakala, Jessica, Justin, Jessica, Doug, Donna and Gykala; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Along with her husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Karen Bathaur; brother, Duane Pownell; three sisters, Bernice Arrett, Lois Falk, Evelyn Henry.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends from 11:00 -1:00 Saturday, November 13, 2021.  A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 at the funeral home, with Dave Peery, Mill Creek Baptist Church, officiating. Cremation will take place, with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Fish Lake American Legion.

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