OBITUARY

Phyllis R Callahan

January 19, 1923April 18, 2013
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Phyllis Ruth Callahan passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, of a two year illness at the age of 90 in Santa Clarita. Phyllis was born January 19, 1923, in Akron, Iowa, and was a 30 year Fillmore resident.

She was a housewife for 56 years and enjoyed crocheting, crossword and reading.

Phyllis was preceded in death by Patrick H. Callahan (year 2000) married for 56 years, on Nov. 30, 1944. Pat worked for General Motors in Van Nuys for 30 years.

She is survived by son, Michael J. Callahan of Stockton, Calif.; son, Steven C. Callahan of Valencia, Calif.; son, Gary C. Callahan of Merritt Island, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Jean Borchers of Akron, Iowa.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 29, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Skillin-Fillmore with a Rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 30, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi with a burial at Bardsdale Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 29, 2013
  • Rosary Monday, April 29, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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Phyllis R Callahan

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M. James (Jim) Callahan

June 18, 2013

My belated sympathies to the family on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I was searching for Phyllis' address to notify her of the passing of my own mother Olive G. Callahan of Elk Point, SD on May 30, 2013. Phyllis and my mother attended Akron High School at the same time and married 1st cousins - Pat Callahan and Bernard Callahan, respectively. Pat and Bernard had lived together with Bernard's parents in their senior year of high school and about the same time started double-dating Phyllis and Olive. It's only been recently when Phyllis and my mother no longer communicated by phone and letters due to infirmities of age. Both had 3 sons of about the same age so in some respects they had similar life experiences. With their passing an era has ended but I fondly remember the stories told about the good times Phyllis, Pat, Bernard and Olive had on dates in their youth. May God bless them all.

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