Phyllis “Kay” Clifford

Service

Date: Mon, June 5, 2017
Start time: 1:00 pm
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Mon, June 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Phyllis “Kay” Clifford

Phyllis “Kay” Clifford was born December 04, 1938 to Garvin and Susie Peterson in Des Moines, Iowa.  After a battle with cancer, Kay passed away at home, surrounded by family and love, on June 1, 2017.  

Kay worked as an administrative assistant in the buying office at Younkers for 26 years, before retiring in January 2003.  Kay enjoyed reading and traveling.  She was also an avid fan of NASCAR and tennis.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents Garvin and Susie Peterson, her son Doug Richardson, and great grandson Ethan Nelson.

She is survived by her children, Terry (Maria) Richardson of Des Moines, Connie Richardson of Des Moines, Debbie Richardson of Des Moines, and James (Erica) Clifford of Bondurant.  Also, her brothers Gary Peterson of Stuart, Greg (Carol) Peterson of Ankeny, and her sisters Sherry Newton of Des Moines and Susie McKinsey of Jefferson.

Kay was blessed with a large number of grand children and great grand children.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday June 5 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Merle Hay Funeral Home in Des Moines with Service to immediately follow visitation.  

In lieu of flowers, Kay requested that memorial contributions be made to the John Stoddard Cancer Fund.   

 

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