Phyllis Jean Kitzmiller

November 7, 1958November 25, 2018

Phyllis Jean Kitzmiller, 60, of Bettendorf, IA passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

The family will be gathering on Saturday, December 1, 2018 the Steel Worker’s Local 105 located at 880 Devils Glen Road in Bettendorf, IA from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. for a celebration of life.

Jean was born on November 7, 1958 in Sterling, IL to Keith and Mildred Kitzmiller. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, family, children, and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her good heart, giving spirit and sense of humor.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters: Jessica (Sergio) Kitzmiller, Jennifer (Brad) Smith, Melissa Weber, and Trista (David Nicklaus) Meerdink; grandchildren: Dyllin Kitzmiller, Kayla M. Shook, Brady D. Shook, Adeline Smith, Evan Smith, Ayden Nicklaus, Aiden Weber, Austin Meerdink, and Brock Meerdink; brothers, Michael (Marna) Kitzmiller and Randy Kitzmiller; sisters, Vicky (Sonny) Wellman and Karen (Steve) Arians; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; niece, Tina; and special friend, Marion “Tito” Tietz.


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Kate Pulse

December 1, 2018

Though I can’t be with all of you at the celebration of Jeans life know that your all in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. She was an amazing woman.

Claudette Sawyer

November 29, 2018

I am so sad. I loved her. I know I didn't see her much after she moved. I have so many childhood memories of Jean. This truly breaks my heart. I'm sending my love to the entire kitzmiller family, especially Karen, Randy, Vicky and Mike. It was so much fun living next door and growing up with all of you

Avery Norte

November 28, 2018

Where do I start? I met Jean when I was going through a hard time. She was always there to lend a listening ear and comfort me. At a time when I didn’t think I could smile again she made sure I did. We grew closer over time and became like a 2nd mom to me.

I can hear her saying right now “you’re so stupid Avery” when I would tell her of my crazy adventures. But she meant that in a good way most of the time. Haha My daughters adored her and even my dog that she was scared of was always so excited to see her. By the way Jean , you would be so proud of me right now because I have half a tank of gas! I used to send her screen shots of my gas tank with 7 miles left saying look I’m living on the edge and she would yell at me.

I love you and miss you always and forever! Love Avery, Chad, Rhi , Brookelyn & Blaze. You touched all of our hearts.