OBITUARY

Phyllis Looney

October 9, 1939April 5, 2021
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Phyllis Rae Looney, 81, went home to Our Lord on Monday April 5 surrounded by loved ones at her home in Atlas. Phyllis was born on Oct. 9, 1939 to Genevie and Leonard Koplen in Duluth, MN. She came to Texas at age 15 and married James E. Warren at 16. They were married 16 yrs and had 3 children. Phyllis and Glen met and married on June 9, 1972. Glen had 2 children. With their blended family, they bought and operated Cherry Top Bakery in Dallas, TX. After that she continued to work in the grocery bakery. Once the children were grown, they decided Paris was the perfect place for what became the “Looney Farm” and carry on their 48-year romance. She worked for Super One – Brookshires from Oct. 1983 until August 1996. They opened Lace N’ Fabric Outlet on Lamar St and then moved to a larger space on Clarksville. Well liked, respected and loved members of the community, they ran the fabric outlet until they retired. Together they delivered Meals on Wheels for over 5 yrs. Phyllis remained active in the community, working out at Prime Time and Anytime Fitness. She received blue ribbons and a Grand ribbon on her various preserves at the Red River Valley fair in 2010. She was a wonderful seamstress and decorated a simply beautiful and inviting home for all. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and her oldest son Jimmy Jay Warren and her favorite dog Dixie Doodle. She is survived by her children daughter Carla & husband David Banke, daughter Karla & husband Michael McDonald, son Ron Warren & wife Heidi, and son Wade Looney, six grandchildren Allatia Warren, Jake Warren, Caroline Thomson, Jared Thomson, Taylor Thomson and Jimmy Jay Warren, sister Bonnie & husband Bob Clark, brother Leonard “Bobby” Koplen & wife Linda. Four great-grandchildren Ayden Thomson, Gabriella Thomson Garcia, Isabella Thomson Belcher, and Phoenix Thomson. Two nieces Susan Clark and Aimee Tate, nephew Dennis Clark and many other friends and relatives. A memorial service will be held Saturday April 10th at 11 a.m. at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Eulogy will be delivered by Sister Bonnie Clark of Grand Prairie. All are welcome.

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    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Allatia Warren

April 10, 2021

My grandmother, Phyllis Looney was one of the toughest women I've ever known. She never let life's many obstacles get her down, all the while keeping the family together the best she possibly could. I'll never forget her laugh, her costume jewelry, holidays up at the farm, playing on the tractor, jumping on the hay bells, easter egg hunts, Christmas extravaganzas, her delicious cooking, her unique gifts (homemade safari outfit being my fav) 🐆🦓🐅🦒 , her shower cap in the pool, and her always playing around with us grandkids. So much joy. Rest easy Grandma 💋 You will be missed

Kathy Koplen

April 9, 2021

I met Phyllis when her brother and I married in 1969. She was the sweetest person in the world. She loved her family and would do anything for anyone. I will cherish the memories I have of her. Rest In Peace Phyllis. You will be greatly missed.

Kathy

lenny koplen

April 9, 2021

The one of many memories I have of my sister. One that stands out is when my wife and I were able to spend a week going to North
Carolina on a trip with her. We got to go to Elvis Presley house and drive up to the mountains. Most of all she was able to see her grandson and his mother. I remember that every time we stopped for gas or whatever my sister had to get out and walk around the gas station to exercise.
She was a very caring and loving person.
She always put every ones happiness ahead of herself. I could go on and on.
See you in heaven sis.
Love you very very much.

Your brother Lenny

Linda Koplen

April 9, 2021

All the memories at Beavers Bend! The good laughs,sitting by the bon fires joking,talking. Sometimes dancing ! She lived to the fullest with every moment. A great sister in law. She will be missed.

Aimee Tate

April 7, 2021

So many fond memories.....growing up spending Christmas Eve at Uncle Glen & Aunt Phyllis' home on Willow street remain so vivid in my mind. These two knew how to have a family gathering that we all could enjoy. I couldn't wait to take my future husband down to my Aunt Phyllis' place in the country. Uncle Glen and her took us to the VFW. Aunt Phyllis took over dance lessons with Zach. He had no clue he could waltz....neither did I! She had the most beautiful long, brown hair. She could make this gravy at breakfast that I still can't master. I'll never forget the trip I took with Aunt Phyllis and my grandma to North Carolina to see my cousin Jimmy Jay play the leading role in the South Pacific. We had so much fun visiting Ron & Jimmy. I could go on and on...
Love You All,
Aimee

Debbie Wood

April 7, 2021

She was a very special lady always enjoyed her as our neighbor.

Susan Clark

April 7, 2021

You will be missed Aunt Phyllis! You will live forever in our hearts.
I hold so many precious memories in my heart of you. Your sense of humor and the love you showed will always be remembered!
We love you,
Susan & McKayla

Pam Collins

April 7, 2021

I met Miss Phyllis while I was working at Super 1 with her. This was the first time I had ever seen a Barbie Doll cake make. She was always up beat. Saw her a couple times at her fabric shop then later at Brookshires when I waited on her to get her meds. She was a wonderful lady. I will truly miss her.

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