Phyllis Fannie Barrie age 91 of Westbrook passed away peacefully Thursday, July 11, 2013 at her home while surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 15 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Currie.
Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at the Westbrook Funeral Home with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Phyllis Fannie (Reynolds) Barrie was born February 17, 1922 to Philip and Fannie (Flesner) Reynolds. She attended country school near Balaton, and graduated from Tracy High School in 1941 . She furthered her education at Mankato State University. On October 1, 1945, Phyllis married Charles Barrie at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Currie. Together the couple lived in the Currie area and Phyllis worked at Campbell’s Soup Company. They moved to Dovray where she operated the restaurant until it was destroyed by a fire in 1967. The couple then moved to Westbrook where Phyllis has resided since. Phyllis was famous for making her potato salad. She ironed, mended, and altered clothes for people in the community. She spent her time babysitting and caring for all the elderly neighbors, checking on them and bringing them goodies. Phyllis was a proud Gold Star member of the Westbrook VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, canning, crocheting and needlework. She loved to read her romance novels, and play cards – especially Pinochle. She and Charles loved traveling and seeing the country.
Phyllis is survived by her children: Marvene Barrie (friend Mike Reck) of Worthington, Marcia Hein of Hager City, WI, Sheila Krick (special friend Tom Lindley) of Northome, Charlene (John) Cooley of rural Westbrook, Charles (Pam) Barrie, Jr. of Westbrook, and Laura (Dick) Kruger of Adrian; daughter-in-law Diane Barrie of Worthington; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Eugene (DeeDee) Reynolds of Amarillo, TX, sister-in-law Lois Reynolds of Westbrook; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents husband Charles Sr., son Edgar, infant granddaughter Marci, and brother Leslie Reynolds.