Phyllis Harkness, 67, of Seneca, KS passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Stormont-Vail in Topeka, KS.
Phyllis was born December 12, 1946 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Lenhart) Ranallo. They then moved to Wichita, KS where she attended school. She later moved to Wamego, KS and raised her children. She was a homemaker most of the kids life. Later in life she married Keith Harkness and they resided in Axtell, KS. She was employed by Blue Valley Telemarketing until her husband’s illness and death. Phyllis enjoyed many hobbies like shopping, going to auctions, cooking, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Harkness, her son, Kelly Bird, and granddaughter, Callie Kling. Phyllis is survived by her children, Jerry Bird of Kansas City, KS, Shelly (David) Wahl of Wichita, KS, Christine (Jarod) Garber of Seneca, KS, David (Stephanie) Bird of Wamego, KS, Philip Sutterlin of Wichita, KS, Justin Sutterlin of Marysville, KS, and Audrey (Rodney) Wichman of Vliets, KS; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Popkess Memorial Chapel in Seneca. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Phyllis Harkness Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, 814 Castle, Seneca, KS 66538.