Phyllis L. Brubeck

Memorial visitation for Phyllis LuAnn Blough Brubeck, 81, Lawrence will be held from 10:00 a.m. – noon, Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.

Private family inurnment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.

Phyllis was born on March 24, 1938 in Lawrence, the daughter of Phil G. and Eunice Blough. She spent her childhood in San Diego, CA then returned to Lawrence after high school.

She married Loris Glenn Brubeck, Jr. “Junior” on July 12, 1957 in Linwood, KS. He preceded her in death November 13, 2016.

After raising her family, she worked at Cottin’s Coast to Coast Hardware Store for many years.

She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, Jayhawk basketball, traveling with Junior, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a special fondness for sunflower themed items and decorating her home with her many snowmen at Christmas.

Survivors include her two daughters, Tammy (Wiley) Burnett, Julie Ahrens, both of Lawrence; one son, Bryan Brubeck, Shawnee, KS; six grandchildren, Justin Ahrens, Andrea Franklin, Ashley Burnett, Lacey Burnett, Andrew Brubeck, Nicholas Brubeck six great grandchildren; sister, Linda Gates, San Juan Capistrano, CA; and brother, John (Pam) Blough, Baldwin City, KS. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Visiting Nurses and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


9 Condolences

  1. Cindy McNicoll on November 17, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    I have such fond memories of our conversations at Cottin’s Hardware. She was so kind & patient with me.
    I could always count on her for support.. whatever my need was e or
    whatever I was fixing.
    Thank you
    Rest in peace .
    My condolence to the family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers .
    Cindy McNicoll

  2. Terry Copp on November 17, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Tammy, Julie and family I am so sorry for your loss, I have so many fond memories of our times together and your mom was at the center of many of them. Prayers, and warm thoughts from my family to yours! Mom said to tell you she is here, and loves you much.

  3. Susie Whalen on November 18, 2019 at 8:22 am

    I so enjoyed bowling with Phyllis & her daughters for many years! She had a dignified style of bowling that was admirable to her competitors! Prayers for all during this time.

  4. Jan Neal Toth on November 18, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Prayers to Tammy, Julie, Bryan & Family. I appreciate everything your Mom did for me as a young girl and Tammy’s friend. She always had words of wisdom for any situation. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

  5. Diane Massey on November 18, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    My sincere sympathies to the family. Phyllis was such a nice lady; always enjoyed seeing her at the bowling alley.

  6. Sandy Davis on November 19, 2019 at 12:38 am

    So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed when I bowled on your team. She will be missed. She was a great lady.
    Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  7. Talena Kerbel Bauck on November 19, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I worked with Junior for years via KLWN. He spoke of Phyllis so lovingly and often. It was such an honor to be a small part. Always made me feel like family, probably because I was small town and loved to fish. My heart goes out to you.

  8. Vickie L Bahnmaier on November 24, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Tammy, I’m so sorry to hear of Phyliss’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing her on Wednesday night while we bowled. My prayers are with you and your family

  9. brianna monroe on January 30, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    miss you great grandma. I was so special for you being in my life. love you. rest well.

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