Phyllis Williams

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Phyllis Williams was born May 14, 1956, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Daphne Rose and James Leonidas Vanderford. She passed away January 23, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 59 years, eight months and nine days. Phyllis attended schools in Greenhem Common, England, Mountain Home, Idaho, and Tampa, Florida, before moving to Burns Flat, Oklahoma, in 1967, where she graduated in 1974. She married Clyde Keith Williams at Burns Flat, Oklahoma, on March 24, 1973. Together Phyllis and Clyde made their home in Burns Flat where they currently reside. Clyde and Phyllis had four loving children, Michael, Alisha, Erick, and Cole, who were very active students and graduates of Burns Flat High School as well. Phyllis went back to school at Western Oklahoma VoTech where she received certificates in the commercial culinary program and also the business program. Later she attended college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated with honors in History Education and began teaching history and other classes at Burns Flat-Dill City High School. For the past ten years, she has taught computer classes and printing at Western Career Tech. She loved her students and coworkers at both places. Phyllis has been the president of the Burns Flat Alumni Association since 2010, and enjoyed overseeing the reunions. She was a wonderful wife, sister, mother, granny, and aunt to many lucky people. Phyllis loved family time, taking pictures, crocheting, playing games, Christmas, cooking for the "Williams Gang" and making plum jelly. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Daphne Vanderford; father-in-law, Shorty Williams; and one sister-in-law, Linda Williams. Phyllis is survived by the love of her life for 44 years, Clyde, of the home; four children, Michael Williams and wife, Cristi, Canute, Oklahoma, Alisha Williams, Piedmont, Oklahoma, Erick Williams and wife, Kellie, May, Oklahoma, and Cole Williams and wife, Sara, Beaver, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Kyler Williams, Dalton Williams, Lindie Williams, Harlie Williams, and Cotton Williams; a baby boy to be; most importantly, her mother-in-law, "Grandma Country" Ms. R.L. Williams; step-father, Frank Sherron; two brothers, Jimmy Vanderford and wife, Ada, Burns Flat, Oklahoma, and Anthony Vanderford and wife, Heather, Tampa, Florida; three sisters, Denise Willis and husband, Tony of Burns Flat, Oklahoma, Angela Lamb, Tampa, Florida, and Paulette Malinowski and husband, Pete of Canute, Oklahoma; two brothers-in-law, Leon Williams and wife, Luada of Dill City, Oklahoma, and Tommy Williams and wife, Kema of Dill City, Oklahoma; and several nieces, nephews, extended family, other relatives and friends. Memorial donations can be made to the Burns Flat-Dill City Educational Foundation at P.O. Box 52, Burns Flat, Oklahoma, 73624. Services will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at the Don Lemke Gymnasium in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. Burial will be at North Burns Cemetery, under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral Service. Condolences can be made online at www.whineryfs.com