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Phyllis Perring

Phyllis L. Perring, 88, of Cullom, died at 1:19 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 16, 2017) at her residence.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cullom United Methodist Church in Cullom, with Candy Godbee officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will take place in West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom at a later date. Memorials in her name may be left to Cullom Beckman Memorial Library, Skinner-Trost American Legion Auxillary or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert & Martin Funeral home in Cullom is handling the arrangements.

Phyllis was born in Kempton on Jan. 17, 1929 a daughter of G.R. “Dutch” and Winifred (Warren) Boeman. She married William Perring on Dec. 12, 1948 in Cullom. He preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1995.

Surviving are her children, Bruce (Ruth) Perring of Chatsworth, Susan Heald (Jess Haag) of Manchester, Tenn., Norma Kerber (Gordon Schroen) of Chatsworth and Melody (Marc) Haag of Cullom; daughter-in-law, Julie Perring of Cullom; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, son, Mark Perring; granddaughter, Jennifer Perring; sons-in-law Paul Kerber and Russel Heald; two brothers; and two sisters.

Phyllis was a member of the Cullom United Methodist Church, where her lifetime passion was playing the organ and singing. She was a member of Skinner-Trost American Legion Auxillary and Cullom Senior Citizens. Phyllis had worked for many years at Hahn Industries, drove a school bus for many years and worked alongside her husband on the family farm. She loved playing bingo and cards, and enjoyed making crafts and watching the Chicago Cubs and traveling with Bill. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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