Phyllis Y. Brumbaugh Baals

June 4, 1924December 4, 2011

Phyllis Y. Baals, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Covington Manor. Born June 4, 1924 in Elmo, Kansas, she was employed with General Electric, Lincoln Bank and was a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mom and grandmother. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Surviving is her husband of 63 years, Robert E. Baals, of Fort Wayne; son, Jim (Gloria) Baals, of Fort Wayne; daughter, Linda Karn, of Fort Wayne; sister, Gayle Schinbeckler, of Columbia City; four grandchildren and seven great grandchidlren. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister. Funeral Service is 11:00 am Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton, Winchester Rd. Chapel, 6424 Winchester Rd. with calling one hour prior. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Preferred memorials to Firefigher's Museum or Alzheimer's Association.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 7, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 7, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 8, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, December 8, 2011

Phyllis Y. Brumbaugh Baals

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Jim Baals

December 9, 2011

Its Friday and I just hope they have a Rally's where ever mom is because she is going to be looking for it. I love you mom and I miss you so much. Thank you for all you did for me. I will never forget it or you.

William Harp

December 8, 2011

Dear Bob, Linda, Jim and your extended families,
You have my deepest sympathy upon the death of your wife and mother. I have many fond memories of her from my childhood. She was a wonderful Godmother to me. Her love, caring and guidance, proved fruitful. I am very active member of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion in Philadelphia and assist with the youth group, passing on to them the love and care she gave to me. I hope you all feel comforted, as am I, by the blessed assurance that she has gone on to claim her baptismal promise. The same promise that she made sure was given to me as she held me at my baptism.
God Bless You All.
Bill Harp

Blane Fuller

December 7, 2011

Many a night my Mother Father Grandpa Phiddy and Bob sat at the table and talked.. I would be laying on the couch with my cousin Jim on the other. It would go on for hours till we fell asleep and they made breakfast. These things and many other wonderful things I will remember with her. The stories my Mother told me of there adventures and friendship will warm my heart for years to come. I wish only the best to Bob, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren in this time of sorrow. Our Love and Payers are with you and yours, Always.

Blane, Pat, Kitt, and Sabastion


December 6, 2011

may you see the light from heaven

December 6, 2011

Our sympathy to the family over the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mark and Kim Young (friends of Jim and Gloria)

Linda Burst

December 6, 2011

Linda, though we have never truly met I know a lot of our common bond was what you have been going thru with your parents. I know your pain and loss. I wish I could be there to give you a hug. Please know that I am with you in thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. With Heartfelt Sympathies,
Linda B.....your online friend.

December 5, 2011

You have my deepest sympathy...there are no words to express the sorrow I feel on the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful caring sweet woman and she will never be forgotten. My love to all of you and may God give you comfort in the difficult days ahead....Sharon