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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

621 South Jefferson, Mason, MI

OBITUARY

Phyllis Jean Lock

January 30, 1941January 22, 2020
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Phyllis Jean Lock, age 78, of Mason, Michigan passed away on Wednesday January 22, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Phyllis was born January 30, 1941 to Raymond and Mildred (Linderman) Hansen, who preceded her in death. She grew up in West Michigan and graduated from Ionia High School in 1959. She then moved to Lansing with her family and worked at Clark's Department Store and DNC on Mt. Hope. She then lived with her best friend and twin sister, Janet Lynn. She went on to meet Thomas J. Lock at Louie's Party Store, where she would go to buy snacks and sweets on her breaks. She married Tom on December 12, 1964, and they were married for 47 years, until Tom passed away on April 18, 2012. Together they settled in Mason, Michigan, and had three sons, Arend, David, Bill and one daughter, Nancy.

Phyllis was a stay-at-home Mom to four children, which means she had a lot of patience, a heart of gold, and she was busy! She always cared for others with her quiet and sweet nature. She loved the sun, dogs, old movies, books, and most of all, her family. Being a grandmother was her favorite job in the world. She never muttered a negative word about anyone and was tough to make laugh, but when she did, you knew it! She was a first-class worrier but also the calm in such a loud and boisterous family.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Lock, parents, and brother, Timothy Hansen. She is survived by her sons, Arend (Kismet) Lock, David Lock, Bill Lock, her daughter, Nancy (Ken) Cowan, beloved grandchildren that filled her with pride, Taylor, Jacob and Dylan Lock, Alivia Brininstool, Hailey, Lindsey Cowan, cherished best friend and twin sister, Janet (Ralph) Lynn, sister-in-law Opal (George Ferkovich) Hansen, and several special nieces and nephews to carry on her memory.

Please join the family for a Visitation on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Mason First Church of the Nazarene (415 E Maple St, Mason, MI 48854) where Funeral Services for Phyllis will begin at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Mason First Church of the Nazarene, Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906 or Living Beyond Breast Cancer (In honor of Phyllis', daughter, daughter-in-law and sister-in-law), 40 Monument Road, Suite 104 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

  • DONATIONS

  • Mason First Church of the Nazarene
  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer In honor of Phyllis', daughter, daughter-in-law and sister-in-law.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

Phyllis Jean Lock

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Dylan Lock

January 26, 2020

My grandma was the best. I loved to talk and spend time with her. She hugs me when I leave I wish I could spend more time with her.

Opal Hansen

January 23, 2020

Phyllis was like my sister. She was kind dear sweet soul. You always felt her love when you walked into the door of her home. She always made sure you had a drink and something to eat. I’ll miss our lunches together and trips to Dollar General. You will be missed but remain forever in my heart! Kiss your brother Tim for me!
Love you forever,
Opal

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