Phyllis A. (Dunn) Emig
May 22, 1938 – May 17, 2020
Phyllis A (Dunn) Emig passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. She was born in Evansville on May 22, 1938 to A. Katherine (Stofft) and George E. Dunn. She was a 1956 graduate of Lone Oak High School in Paducah, KY, and a 1960 graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy.
While in college, Phyllis met her future husband Richard F. Emig when they both worked at Wood’s Drug Store during their summer break in 1958. They were married October 8, 1960, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Evansville. They owned and operated Physician Center Pharmacy from 1984 until 2004. Phyllis was one of the first female pharmacists in Evansville.
She spent a portion of her career working part-time, as she and Richard had three sons. She worked as a fill in pharmacist for several of the local, independent pharmacies in the community including Cannon’s Drugs, Paul’s Pharmacy, Deig’s Pharmacy, and Schoenfeld Drug Store in Rockport, IN. When not working, Phyllis was a constant in the stands at her sons’ baseball games, faithfully keeping the scorebook at every game. She enjoyed playing golf, and attending the various athletic events musicals, plays and concerts in which her grandchildren participated.
Phyllis served in various officer positions, including President of the Highland Baseball Organization. She was member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
She is survived by her sons, Douglas R., Brett R., and Bart A (Diane); brother, Ronald E Dunn (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Tyler D (Kate), Sydney A., Addison K., Claudia R.; niece, Ashley K. Sala (Tom); great-niece, Maddie; and great-nephew, A.J.. Her first great grandchild is due later this year.
A family service will be held at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 100 E. Michigan St., Evansville, IN 47711.
Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Phyllis A. (Dunn) Emig
Julie Kramer (Hamilton)
May 24, 2020
Doug, Brett and Bart,
I know that you all are grieving the loss of your wonderful mom. There are no words to say that can ease your loss. Our mom was a spark of energy, with a beautiful and welcoming smile. No matter the time of day, she always made you feel welcome. It's like she was just waiting for you to show up and join her at the kitchen table or in the basement in front of the TV.
I'll always remember going to Opryland. In October, while on a trip to Nashville, the hotel I stayed in was across the street from where the park used to be. I have a picture somewhere of Phyllis, grandma June and I standing in front of the park. If I come across it, I'll send a copy.
I have so many memories of Phyllis. I am blessed, to have known both Phyllis and Dick. They were very special people and I'm glad they are together again.
May 23, 2020
Phyllis and Dick were our neighbors for over 30 years on Logwood Drive when we lived in Evansville and she will be missed. She was a dear dear friend and “always there” when we needed someone to be there for us.
May 21, 2020
My condolences goes out to the family. I work at Paul's Pharmacy and worked with Phyllis when she would fill in at Paul's. I always enjoyed when she would work. She was a breath of fresh air. She will be missed.