|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1926|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 2000|
In Honor of MOTHER'S DAY 2014, here are Mom's pride & joys:
Top PHOTO: Phyllis, age 39 with her surprise baby - Kathy Sue Brown born just 6 days after the birth of her 1st grandchild and Kathy's Uncle - Gary Whittemore, JR
Middle PHOTO: Phyllis (1926-2000)and daughter Jenny Kay BROWN Shepherd at age 8, 1950-2011
Bottom PHOTO: Carole Anne and Teddy with Mom - Phyllis
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Phyllis Elaine WIDDIFIELD was the daughter of Clarence Eugene Widdifield and Madge Dolores GRAVES Widdifield of Indianapolis, Indiana. Phyllis had 3 brothers: Billy Gene 1923-1925 - Garth Eugene - and Duane Alden Widdifield.
On April 20, 1946 Phyllis married Roy Theodore "Pete" Brown, Jr. at Woodside Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. They were married in a DOUBLE WEDDING CEREMONY with her husband, Pete's brother, Alvin Earl Brown who married Lydia Ella Ciriello. Pete and Earl's parents were married in a Triple Wedding Ceremony - photo is on their LINKED Memorial page.
Phyllis and Pete Brown had 4 children:
1 - Carole Anne
2 - Roy T., III
3 - Jennifer Kay
4 - Kathy Sue
Phyllis was an extremely gifted artist. Her artwork has been a great source of compliments from all over the United States and from the famous radio - television Evangelist Oral Roberts. His letter is saved in her Oral Roberts Bible. She started drawing her little boy and girl characters which she appropriately named "God's Little Blessings" then she would add a Bible verse to fit the picture. She made bookmarks, stationery, coloring books, and paper dolls. Phyllis was the Editor of the Faith Challenger - the monthly newsletter from Faith Assembly of God in Beech Grove, Indiana. She and her husband, Pete Brown were very active participants in the Church. Pete with his artistic ability with woodworking and Phyllis to compliment his works by painting them. Together they made a display of Noah's Ark and animals for the Church's Nursery Room, and various items like a real Connestoga covered wagon for Vacation Bible School. Phyllis has been known for her artistic contribution to the Aquarium Hobby Club of Indianapolis, and the Greenwood Branch of the Mary Bryan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Phyllis was also a Charter Member of the Mary Bryan Chapter and served on many committees. Not only was Phyllis a talented artist, but she was also a gifted musician and played the piano and Hammond Organ that had 2 octaves of foot pedals.
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On July 24, 2006 The Great-Grandson of Phyllis was brutally Murdered along with his STEP Mom, Chynna Dickus (not related). The case is still UNSOLVED!
Please take a moment to leave a token for:
BLAKE MICHAEL DICKUS Age 10
Memorial # 15077053
Clarence Eugene Widdifield (1903 - 1965)
Madge Delores Graves Widdifield (1904 - 1988)
Jennifer Kay Brown Shepherd (1950 - 2011)*
Billy Gene Widdifield (1923 - 1925)*
Phyllis Elaine Widdifield Brown (1926 - 2000)
Garth Eugene Widdifield (1928 - 2014)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Carole Whittemore
Record added: Jun 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38497606