Joyce Phillips

January 3, 1939 ~ August 27, 2021 (age 82)


Joyce Elaine Phillips, age 82, of Mystic, passed away Friday, August 27, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines.

Joyce was born on January 3, 1939 near Mystic, Iowa, the daughter of Lewis and Edith (Lain) Beaty.  She graduated from Centerville High School with the Class of 1957.  Joyce was united in marriage to Howard William Phillips, and to this union, three children were born, Lori, Brian and Lynette.

Left to cherish Joyce’s memory are her husband of 61 years, Howard Phillips of Mystic; daughter, Lori Phillips of Sevierville, TN; son, Brian (Sharon Yang) Phillips of Minneapolis, MN; daughter, Lynette Phillips of Centerville, IA; grandsons, Peregrin Phillips and Merlin Phillips of Minneapolis, MN; sister, Janice (Leroy) Gardner of Urbandale, IA; sister, Rita (Kenny) Martin of Moravia, IA; sister-in-law, Donna Beaty of Mystic, IA; brother-in-law, Wendell (Dixie) Phillips of Hollister, MO; nieces and nephews, Kenny (Dee DeRoo) Dudley, Carol (John) Sandison, Charlene (Clayton) Huckins, Carla (Craig) Wilson, Merlin (Jo) Dudley, Marla (Allen) Mothershed, Matthew (Stefanie) Gardner, Shelly (Joe) Royer, Sherry Beaty-Jones, Susan Pritchard Beaty, Jody Martin, Chad (Melissa) Martin, DeAnn Martin, Darl (Greta) Tarbell, Robin (Jim) Thomas, Randy (Rhonda) Phillips, Todd (Karen) Phillips, Mirinda (Aaron) Frealy; as well as many great nieces and nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Edith Beaty; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Donald Dudley; brother, James “Jimmie” Beaty; brother, Dale Beaty; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Olive Jean and Ivyl Tarbell; and a nephew, Kim Tarbell.

Funeral services will be held at 10AM, Friday, September 3, 2021 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Pat Amsden officiating.  Masks and sanitizer will be available to the public at your discretion.  Burial will follow at Haines Cemetery, north of Centerville.  Visitation will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville, with the family greeting friends from 5-7PM. Memorials have been established to either the First Baptist Church of Centerville or to the Haines Cemetery, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, C/O Phillips family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at   

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September 2, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 South 18th St
Centerville, IA 52544

Funeral Service
September 3, 2021

10:00 AM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 South 18th St
Centerville, IA 52544

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