Phyllis Reynolds

October 25, 1925March 13, 2014

Phyllis Reynolds Des Moines

Phyllis Reynolds, 88, passed away March 13, 2014 at Calvin Community due to complications from Parkinson’s. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Phyllis was born October 25, 1925 in Davenport to Harvey and Helen Hinrichsen Whistler. She graduated from Roosevelt High School. Phyllis had various jobs in insurance and retired as an office manager for the Iowa Manufactured Housing Association. She married Richard Reynolds on August 27, 1948 and they spent most of their adult lives in Windsor Heights.

Phyllis enjoyed socializing, being with her family and friends, shopping, playing bridge, traveling, and being a mother and grandmother. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and involved with PTA and other volunteer work. Phyllis was generous and always willing to help others.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Richard; daughter, Deborah Reynolds; son, David (Renee) Reynolds; grandchildren, Heath Reynolds, Megan Neese and Stephanie Johnston; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Dolores (Vern) Hintze.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Calvin Community.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 18, 2014
  • Visitaion Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Sharon Reeves

March 19, 2014

So sorry to just learn about the passing of Phyllis. She was a school mate, neighbor and great friend to Marilyn and Al Reeves. A prayer in thought.

March 18, 2014

To Debbie & David, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your Mom & Dad have been part of a family of friends I have called my Aunts & Uncles. No matter what the passing of time has been, their bond of friendship has always been shared with a warm and welcoming smile, laughter, and a loving heart. Be at peace and know all is well while remembering the beauty of the life of your Mom. Sincerely, Gary D

March 17, 2014

My sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2. Again my deepest sympathy.

March 16, 2014

So sorry David for your loss , praying for your family

March 16, 2014

Our sincerest sympathies to Richard, Deborah and David regarding the loss of Phyllis, your wife and mother. Please remember at this most stressful time that God is near to those that are broken at heart and those crushed in spirit he saves.

Past and Ken Hintze

March 15, 2014

Phyllis, we loved your vivacious personality and love of life. We will keep our warm memories of Christmas and Thanksgiving family celebrations, and shopping trips tucked safely in our hearts. We miss you. Uncle Dick, Debbie and David, we know this time is difficult. Our fond memories of Phyllis will help us carry on. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. Mom, we know how much you will miss your beloved sister. Keep your memories of her close to your heart. Love Pat and Ken