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Phyllis Rae Chamblin

March 26, 1929 — February 27, 2023

Overland Park

Phyllis Rae Chamblin

Phyllis Rae Chamblin, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2023, at the age of 93, in Overland Park, KS.  Phyllis Rae Freeman was born at her grandmother’s home in Tingley, Iowa, to Gilbert and Avalyn Freeman.  She had a younger brother, Jimmy Freeman.  Phyllis lived in Clarinda, Iowa, for nine years before moving to Omaha, where she graduated high school.

Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas was where she met the love of her life, George A. Chamblin.  They were married in 1949 and moved to Kansas City metro several years later.  George and Phyllis put adoption papers in, thinking this was their only option after years of infertility.  Then Phyllis was surprised and overjoyed when she found out she was pregnant.  In 1957, Linda was born, and their dreams came true.  In 1986, Andrea was born, and Phyllis grew into her role as Granny.

Phyllis loved to travel and had many fond memories of visiting every state in the US but Alaska and 43 countries around the world.  Later in life, they spent the winter in Arizona, where their community grea even larger.

Phyllis was actively involved and proud to be part of the Westport Daughters of American Revolution organization and Missouri State Corresponding Secretary.  She was also the past president of the KC Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

She had friends that lasted most of her lifetime – she was magnetic.  She built deep connections over time through bible studies, dance parties, cocktail hours, garden parties, dinner parties and holidays.  She cherished her time with others and always wanted to make people feel special by sending a card or dropping a balloon off.

Phyllis came to know Jesus in 1973, and from then on, her greatest wish was to tell others about Jesus Christ.  She was active in Christian Women’s Club, holding many offices.  Phyllis’ faith journey began at Hillcrest Covenant Church, where she spent more than 30 years before being called to Lenexa Baptist Church.  She helped in many capacities, including being a Sunday school teacher and Stephen Minister.  She held many bible studies in her home, where she grew closer to the Lord.

She will be missed dearly by Linda, Andrea and friends.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to: 

Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, KCMO 64145

Lenexa Baptist Church, 15320 W. 87th Pkwy., Lenexa, KS  66219

Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Rd., KCMO 64137

Christian Broadcast Network, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463

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Memorial Service

Friday, March 10, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Johnson County Funeral Chapel

11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210

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