Phyllis Elaine Bohannon

September 5, 1950December 12, 2011

Phyllis Elaine Bohannon, 61, of Sikeston, died at 9:30pm Monday, December 12, 2011, at the home. Born September 5, 1950, in Bertrand, to Ola Berry and the late Jesse D. Berry, she was a 1968 graduate of Charleston High School and Semo State University in 1972 with a BS in Education. She was a teacher for 32 years, 30 of which were with the Charleston R-1 School district. She taught 2nd grade for a number of years and then special education classes until retirement in 2004. For many years she was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston. On July 30, 1972, at Bertrand, she married John Bohannon. Survivors include her husband John of Sikeston; her daughter Karen Johnson (Stephen) of Flat Rock, NC; her sons Philip Bohannon of Bloomfield, Justin Bohannon of Sikeston, and Ben Bohannon of Houston, TX; her mother, Ola Berry, of the Miner Nursing Home; one sister, Annette Gilliland (Clifford) of Hattiesburg, MS; and one brother, Bill Berry (Carolyn) of Washington Court House, OH; three grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one half-sister, Linda Berry. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00pm Thursday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 11:00am Friday. The Rev. Dr. Glen D. Bohannon of Sneads Ferry, NC, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston. Pallbearers will be: Philip Bohannon, Justin Bohannon, Ben Bohannon, Stephen Johnson, Andrew Lawler and Michael Bohannon.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 15, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 16, 2011

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Diane & Clint Miller

December 15, 2011

Dear Mrs Berry, John, & "kiddoes",
Our heartfelt sympathies to your family.

Mae Meeks-McClain

December 15, 2011

Ola,Annette,Billy,and Family we're sorry for your lost.We played together with almost everybody from Bertrand.Phyllis was a very good friend and a smart lady.Phyllis has her wings now.We'll keep you in our prayers

Vicki Bridges Gier

December 15, 2011

Dear Ola, Annette and All of Phyllis' family, We are so sorry to hear of Phyllis' passing. We know she has been very ill and are certain that she is with Jesus right now and hugging everyone that she has been missing here in this world.
One of my favorite memories with her was playing at her home, when we were growing up and of course spending a lot of time with her at the Church of God of Prophecy in Bertrand where she was always smiling and always kind to everyone. We will keep you in our prayers.

Mary Austin Seyer

December 14, 2011

Dear John, Terry, and families, So sorry to learn of Phyllis' passing. Finally, she is at peace. Keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts during this sad time. God be with you and surround you with His loving arms and give you peace. Mary Austin Mayfield Seyer

Jan Keith

December 14, 2011

Dearest Cousin John and Family,

Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God shower you with His peace and comfort! Your rewards in Heaven will be many, thank you for so faithfully taking care of your beautiful wife! May you finally get the well deserved rest you need knowing that Phyllis is resting too.

Love you very much!

Jan "Laub" Keith