Phyllis (Burns) Broadie
Published on -3/23/2014, 6:12 PM
Phyllis (Burns) Broadie, 84, formerly of Manhattan, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Lenexa.
She was born Nov. 28, 1929, in Ashland to Stacy and Beulah Burns. She received a bachelor's degree in home economics from Kansas State University and a master's degree in library science from Fort Hays State University.
She married Harold "Hal" Eugene Broadie in 1950. He preceded her in death May 11, 2008. They lived in Ashland, Hugoton, Caldwell, Larned and Hays, before retiring to Sun City West, Ariz. for 10 years. They also lived in Oakland and San Diego while her husband was in the Navy. They moved to Manhattan in 2002.
She taught fifth grade in Ashland while her husband was serving overseas. She then joined him in California. In Hugoton, she managed a busy household with four small children. The family moved to Caldwell in 1961. While in Caldwell, she taught sixth grade for two years until their move to Larned in 1968. From 1973 to 1978, she split her time between Northside Elementary in Larned and Pawnee Rock working as a school librarian and teaching home economics. In Hays, she volunteered at the library and worked in a gift shop.
She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at K-State. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the PEO for 49 years and held offices, including president, in various chapters.
She enjoyed entertaining her grandchildren. She was a talented water-color artist and seamstress. She enjoyed reading and volunteering at the reference desk in the library in Arizona. She played the piano and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed bridge, traveling, entertaining, cooking, walking and getting together with friends for coffee.
Survivors include four daughters, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Cyndy Platt and husband, David, Junction City, and their children, Brian Platt and wife, Katie, and their son, Blake, Austin, Texas, and Laura Wolfe and husband, Ryan, Kansas City, Mo., Ann Hamilton and husband, Randy, Kansas City, Kan., and their sons, Grant Hamilton, Fort Worth, Texas, and Jeffrey Hamilton, Roeland Park, and Marilyn Fox and husband, Larry, Manhattan, and their children, Bethany Sims and husband, Luke, and their son, Cooper, Shawnee, and Weston Fox, Austin, Lisa Cook and husband, Dave, Boone, Iowa, and their children, Hallie Cook and Christian Cook, both of Boone; and a sister, Joyce Grimes, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Rita Atkinson Bethea.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church; burial in Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan.
Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan.
Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice House or First United Methodist Church, both of Manhattan, in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Condolences can be sent to family at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.