OBITUARY ~ PHYLLIS MAE (SEFRIT) PRATT
December 19, 1927 ~ October 15, 2011
Funeral services for Phyllis PRATT, age 83, of New Market, Iowa, who entered into peace Saturday, October 15, 2011 at her
home in New Market, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda with
Reverend Loren DALY officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 3:00 to 7:00. with the family greeting friends from
5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be held at the Memory Cemetery in New Market. Memorials may be given in her name. Memories
and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Phyllis Mae (SEFRIT) PRATT was born December 19, 1927, in Delphos, Iowa the daughter of Frank and Gladys (ELMORE) SEFRIT.
Phyllis lived her entire life in southwest Iowa and graduated from New Market High School with the Class of 1945.
Phyllis was united in marriage to Robert PRATT on June 3, 1945. They were blessed with three children, Linda, Connie and
Ron, eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Phyllis and Bob farmed near Siam for forty-seven years. Bob
preceded her in death in 1992. Phyllis then moved to New Market in 1993. Phyllis was a member of the Siam Church of
Christ and a member of many community organizations. Phyllis was known for her generous heart and her wonderful cooking
and baking. She enjoyed spending time with her family and having them all together during holidays, especially the Fourth
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert; brothers, Ronald at infancy and Robert SEFRIT
and wife Kathleen; brother-in-law Dale PRATT; sister-in-law LaMead CARMICHAEL and husband Cliff.
Left to cherish Phyllis' memory are her children Linda GARNER of New Market; Connie JOHNSON and husband Max of New
Market; Ron PRATT and wife Teresa of New Market; grandchildren Craig GARNER and wife Melissa of Clarinda; Ed JOHNSON and
wife Patti of New Market; Valerie (Johnson) VORHIES and husband Mike of Stanton; Curt JOHNSON and wife Melissa of New
Market; Michelle (Garner) CREVELING and husband Troy of Clarinda; Stephanie (Pratt) SCHMID and husband Jason of Des
Moines; Brian PRATT and wife Stacey of Polk City; Brad PRATT of New Market; brother George SEFRIT and wife Daisy of New
Market; brother-in-law Bill PRATT and wife Hope of New Market; sisters-in-law LaDonna CABBAGE of New Market; Mary HARGIS
and husband Don of New Market; seventeen great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Phyllis was a caring person and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Her love and inspiration will live on in their hearts.
May God grant comfort and peace to those who mourn her passing.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2012
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