Feb. 17, 1932 - July 15, 2013
GOSHEN — Phyllis M. Defrees, 81, died Monday afternoon, July 15, 2013, at Woodland Manor, Elkhart.
She was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Goshen to Roland Roy and Ina May (Landaw) Carter.
She married Lowell W. Defrees on July 15, 1950, in Goshen.
He survives along with three children, Rick Defrees of Oregon, Marcie (Randi) VanderMolen of Millersburg and Kristy (Gary) Webb of Anderson; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three step-grandchildren; and two great-step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by six sisters.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Defrees graduated from Goshen High School in 1950. She was a member of New Paris Church of the Brethren.
Private family services will take place, with burial following in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be given to Center for Hospice Care or New Paris Church of the Brethren.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.