Phyllis Dorothy Hannes

July 12, 1928March 9, 2018

Phyllis Dorothy Hannes, 89, passed away peacefully at her home in Port St. Lucie, FL on March 9, 2018. She was born on July 12, 1928, in Hartsville, PA to Helen (Lott) and Jesse Kirk. Phyllis, as a registered nurse, cared for the medical needs of many while working at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Following retirement, she and her husband, John, sailed their sailboat from New York to Florida where they lived for several years before relocating to Port St. Lucie, FL 30 years ago. Phyllis was always found investing in others by volunteering at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Barnabas Christian Academy, and King’s Isle. She was known as the ‘good-will ambassador’ in her King’s Isle neighborhood. She was the founder and leader of the King’s Isle Bible Study Club which she faithfully attended weekly. She actively participated in the St. Andrew Seniors Group, line-dancing, bowling, baking pies, and singing in the church choir. In her quiet moments she enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, knitting, playing the piano, and caring for her plants. Phyllis is survived by her three children; Dawn (Llewellyn) Courtright of Hamlin, PA; Cynthia (Scott) Bartal of Port St. Lucie, FL; and John (Joan) Hannes of Mahwah, NJ; and a great blessing of nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren whom she loved with great pride; and her siblings Philip Kirk and Sharon Bruno. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, John Calvin Hannes, and a brother, Sterling Kirk. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church beginning with the sharing of a Luncheon at 12:30p; Visitation at 1:00p; Celebration Service beginning at 1:30p. Burial will follow at Fernhill Memorial Gardens in Stuart, FL. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church in memory of Phyllis Hannes.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 15, 2018

Phyllis Dorothy Hannes

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Beverly Nelson

March 13, 2018

Gracious, kind, loving, those are the 3 words I think of when I think of Phyllis. My parents would come to visit her daughter’s and while the last little details were being sorted out, She would talk to my Dad and keep him company. A good memory I have was playing games with her great grandchildren after supper. She was not tired and enjoyed each of them as she kept order and the games moving.