Phylis Ann Keller Wright

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Phylis Ann Keller Wright, 78, of Brazil, passed away Sept. 29, 2020.

Phylis was born Sept. 20, 1942 in Indianapolis to the late Anna and Harold Keller.

Phylis worked many years in the trucking industry and then began working for the City of Greencastle in 1993 as a lab technician at the wastewater treatment plant, and commonly said, “They will have to fire me before I will retire.”

She was a loving person who will be missed by all that knew her. She was a proud grandmother who rarely missed an event of her grandchildren. She was always willing to serve you dinner, and just as willing to serve you a loss in euchre.

Some of her favorite things were being with family and friends, mushroom hunting, going to the casino, margaritas, taking her grandchildren to dinner, going for drives, Black Friday shopping, Elvis, anything Native American, sharing family photos, Dogwood trees in the spring and telling it like it was.

Her hands were always busy, as she was the backbone of the blanket ministry at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, and she enjoyed crocheting scarves and hats that were donated to the non-food pantry at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. You could almost always find her working in her yard, whether she was clearing brush, planting flowers, feeding deer and squirrels or keeping the snakes at bay.

Above all else, Phylis will be remembered for being kind to those she met, being a caring friend to many and a grandmother to all. The world will greatly miss her presence.

She is survived by her daughters Dana Wright-Wiggins (Jaye Wiggins) and DeAnna Murphy (Kelly Murphy); her grandchildren Nathan Warner (Susan Warner), Shelby Damron, Whitney Barnhart (Jonathon Barnhart), Zachary Johnson (Savanna Johnson) and Lucas Murphy; her great-grandchildren Chace Warner, Dannika Barnhart and Porter Johnson; and numerous cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her half-brother John and great-granddaughter Ryleigh Jean.

A small graveside service will be held on Oct. 24 at noon at Midland Cemetery in Jasonville.